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150 West 17th Street
New York 10011
between 6th & 7th Avenues

(212) 620 5000

Thurs, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
Thurs 10am-11am senior and high risk hours
Fri 11am-10pm (free admission 6-10pm)

Timed entry tickets

$19 Adults
$14 Seniors, Students, Visitors with disabilities
Children (12 and under) and members free

Current Exhibitions

Gateway to Himalayan Art

June 11, 2021–June 4, 2023
Gateway to Himalayan Art, curated by Elena Pakhoutova, introduces viewers to the main forms, concepts, meanings, and traditions of Himalayan art represented in the Rubin Museum collection.

Shrine Room Projects

November 12, 2021-October 30, 2023

In dialogue with the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the center of the gallery, Shrine Room Projects is an exhibition series that features contemporary artists who reinterpret traditional and religious iconography. For Shrine Room Projects, Rohini Devasher (b. 1978, New Delhi) presents a two-channel video installation, 300 Km or the Apparent Movement of the Sun (2020), a powerful visual meditation on the observation of the sun moving across the sky. Palden Weinreb (b. 1982, New York) presents two mixed-media works created in wax and illuminated by LED lights, Offerings (2014) and Untitled (Stupa) (2013).

Masterworks: A Journey Through Himalayan Art

January 29, 2021 – January 8, 2024
This regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years and featuring objects drawn primarily from the Rubin Museum’s collection.

Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans

March 18, 2022–January 16, 2023
Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans presents the diverse ways that Tibetan Buddhist artworks and practices have served as roadmaps to well-being, with over 25 objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection set alongside personal stories and experiences from Himalayan Americans. Centered around the themes of prevention, healing, and longevity, the exhibition highlights how these living traditions are transformed and adopted for today’s world, inspiring visitors to reflect on their own healing journeys.

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Healing Practices Exhibition Tour with Tibetan Medicine Doctor Kunga Wangdue
Online talk, September 28, 2022, 1-2pm
Through close looking and conversation, learn more about the featured exhibition and the variety of ways individuals employ healing in their day to day lives. Dr. Wangdue will also discuss the importance of diet in Tibetan medicine for the healing process.

Tibetan medicine doctor Kunga Wangdue was born in Tibet and began his Buddhist studies at the age of eight and studied Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy at Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Doctor Wangdue then began his extensive study of Tibetan medicine and graduated from Tibetan Medical and Astrology College in India in 1996. He had the privilege of completing a year-long apprenticeship under Senior Menpa Kunga Gyurme, former personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. From 1998 to 2002, he served as a clinical practitioner in Nepal. Dr. Wangdue, the head of the Kungye Healing Center in New York, is a highly respected Tibetan medicine practitioner in the Tibetan Himalayan community of New York.