Learning, Art and Serenity at The Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea

Experience serenity, education and, possibly, enlightenment at The Rubin Museum of Art.

This beautiful Chelsea building, which used to be Barney’s, has been transformed into a multi-level soothing space showcasing art from Himalayan Asia.

But more than a traditional museum with items to see:

“The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia.”

Take a tour through the museum with one of their kind and knowledgeable docents.

The exhibits on right now include: “Masterworks of Himalayan Art“; The World is Sound” – where the power of sound provides an additional, heightened art experience, while somewhat in contrast, “Sacred Spaces with The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room” allows you quiet time in a sacred environment; The photo series “Henri Cartier-Bresson India in Full Frame” has exceptional (and famous) photos of India, and, critically Gandhi’s last day of life and subsequent funeral (Gandhi died shortly after meeting the photographer).

In addition to the exhibits, there are guided meditation sessions as well as lectures.

“With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate ideas that extend across history and span human cultures.”

Shrine Room at The Rubin Museum of Art

Shrine Room (Photo via The Rubin Museum of Art’s Instagram: @rubinmuseum)


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