Living Shrines of Uyghur China

    Wednesday February 13, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

    Price: $12.00
    Member Price: $10.80

    Tickets on sale January 10, 2013

    $12 program only; $45 program & autographed book

    Artist talk: 7:00 PM

    Book signing: 8:15 PM

    (Admission to the book signing is free, but a ticket is required to attend the artist talk)


    The stand-by list becomes available at the admissions desk exactly two (2) hours before the start of the program.  You must be physically present to sign up on the list.  Any available tickets will be released to the stand-by list, in order, beginning ten minutes before the start of the program. Each person can purchase up to two tickets.  You must be physically present at the time your name is called or your place in line will be forfeited.  Unfortunately, we are unable to predict how many tickets, if any, may become available.

    Chairman's Circle members of the museum have first priority to purchase tickets for sold-out programs, should tickets become available.  Please call 212.620.5000 ext. 344 to inquire about membership.  

    Lisa Ross celebrates the publication of her book, Living Shrines of Uyghur China, (Monacelli Press, Feb. 5, 2013) and the opening of her exhibition of photographs with a talk with Rubin Museum curator of photography Beth Citron.

    "Lisa Ross is a hunter and gatherer of rare grace. With the patience and resolve of a true pilgrim, she travels to impossible places and captures ephemeral notions (such as prayer, history, isolation, migration, hope, grief, longing, etc.). These notions, she transforms with a quiet alchemy into photographs that inhabit the viewer’s mind and soul forever. Quite simply, my admiration for this work has no bounds." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love


    About the Artist

    Lisa Ross is a Brooklyn born artist and educator based in New York City. Her photographs, and video works have been part of numerous group and solo exhibitions in Europe, North Africa and the US. In 2012, the University of California, Berkeley sponsored an exhibition of her work and she had a residency in Baku, Azerbaijan made possible by a grant through The CICRP European Cultural Capital, Marseilles, France. Her book, Living Shrines of Uyghur China, is to be published by the Monacelli Press, on February 5, 2013.