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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

Death is Not the End

March 17, 2023–January 14, 2024

Curated by Elena Pakhoutova, Senior Curator of Himalayan Art
Death Is Not the End explores ideas about death and afterlife through the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity by bringing together objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection with loans from major institutions and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, Museum aan de Stroom in Antwerp, Wellcome Collection in London, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, San Antonio Museum of Art, and more. With over fifty objects spanning the ninth to twenty-first century, including prints, oil paintings, illuminated manuscripts, bone ornaments, thangka paintings, sculptures, and ritual items, Death Is Not the End invites contemplation on the universal condition of impermanence and the human desire to continue to exist.

To view the exhibition, click here.

Shrine Room Projects

November 12, 2021–January 21, 2024

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).

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Gateway to Himalayan Art

June 11, 2021–August 3, 2025

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.

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Masterworks: A Journey Through Himalayan Art

January 29, 2021–January 9, 2028

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.

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Project Himalayan Art

Now available!

This monumental initiative, which is now live, is the first project of its kind to offer comprehensive, introductory resources for learning about Himalayan art, with a focus on the cross-cultural exchange of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Inner Asian art and cultures. It features an expansive digital platform, traveling exhibition to university museums, and a cross-disciplinary publication featuring essays from 72 international scholars. The new digital platform is a hub to dive into the world of Himalayan art, including for students, teachers, scholars, or visitors looking to expand their understanding of Himalayan art and cultures. It features materials from the traveling exhibition, which opened this month at its first venue, Lehigh University Art Galleries, 108 object essays from the publication (available to pre-order today), videos, 360-degree object views, an interactive map, a glossary of hundreds of definitions, over 1,000 object images, and much more!

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