Talks at the Rubin Museum
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Cultural, sculptural, and philosophical ideas traveled along the trade routes of Asia from India to the east, north, and south. To trace the spread of Buddhism along these trajectories, we have invited leading scholars and lecturers to discuss the material and cultural exchange that took place on the continent beginning in 600 BCE. All talks are preceded by a curator-led tour of the galleries. Learn More
Revered Dzogchen Buddhist teacher and scholar Chögyal Namkhai Norbu investigates the mysteries of Zhang Zhung's Bon religion and its intersection with Tibetan Buddhism. 5–7 p.m. Himalayan Happy Hour 6 p.m. Bon tour of the galleries 7 p.m. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu gives a short talk, followed by book signing Learn More
This program is currently on hiatus. Please check back for future dates.
Contemporary artists lead informal, topical talks within the museum's galleries on Friday nights at 6:15 p.m. In conversation with Assistant Curator Beth Citron, speakers from New York and international contemporary art scenes interact with and informally discuss the rich artistic traditions of the Himalayas and surrounding regions in relation to their own practices and processes. Learn More
The Rubin Museum Guides join professional storytellers from the Talkingstick collective to uncover the many layers of Himalayan art. Learn More.