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The Rubin Museum Shop

Holiday in the Himalayas

Photos by Michael J. Palma and Prisanee Suwanwatana  

Become a member today and enjoy a shop discount year-round.

Don't Miss Our End of Summer Sale!

Wednesday, September 10 through
Monday, September 15, 2014

The Shop will offer discounts of 25% to 75% off on selected merchandise. A selection of Rubin Museum catalogs will also be discounted at 75% off. There will be no additional discounts on top of these offers. Members will still receive their normal 10% discount on regular priced items.


About the Shop

The Rubin Museum’s shop is a premier source for handcrafted goods from and inspired by the Himalayas. Favorite items include fair trade cashmere shawls and scarves, books, candles, artisan jewelry and handicrafts, and works of art. 

The shop also carries the full line of Rubin Museum publications. Click here for a full list of exhibition catalogs. The shop is open to the public during Museum hours. For more information about visiting the Museum click here.

For purchase inquiries, please call 212.620.5000 x350 or email

Latest Publications

Collection Highlights

Collection CoverWith contributions by Jan Van Alphen, Beth Citron, Karl Debreczeny, David Jackson, Christian Luczanits, Elena Pakhoutova, and Kathryn Selig Brown


Collection Highlights: The Rubin Museum of Art features 108 works—an auspicious number in Tibetan culture with significance extending into Hinduism and even into popular Western culture—that were chosen by the curatorial team to offer a sense of the geographic, cultural, and chronological breadth of the Museum’s holdings. Stunning visuals are accompanied by brief descriptions that will speak to both lovers of art from the Himalayan region and those who are new to this rich tradition. A special fold-out panel presents the Museum’s Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room.

Price: $45 hardcover; $55 hardcover with custom slipcase

Publisher: Rubin Museum of Art, New York
ISBN-13 978-0-9845190-6-4
ISBN-10 0-984519-06-8

To purchase: Call 212.620.5000 x350 or email to place your order.

The Art of Tibetan Medicine

Bodies in Balance CoverTheresia Hofer

With contributions by Pasang Yontan Arya, Sienna R. Craig, Gyurme Dorje, Yang Ga, Frances Garrett, Barbara Gerke, Knud Larsen, Katharina Sabernig, Geoffrey Samuel, Martin Saxer, Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim, and Inger Vasstveith


The Art of Tibetan Medicine is the first comprehensive and illustrated book dedicated to the history, theory, and practice of Tibetan Medicine.

Tibetan medicine is a unique and complex system of understanding body and mind, treating illness, and fostering health and well-being. The Sowa Rigpa, or “the Science of Healing,” as Tibetans call it, has been influenced by Chinese, Indian, and Greco-Arab medical traditions but is distinct from them. Tibetan Medicine developed within the context of Buddhism and was adapted over centuries to different health needs and climates across the region encompassing the Tibetan Plateau, the Himalayas, and Mongolia. Its focus on a holistic approach to health has influenced western medical thinking about the diagnoses and treatment of illnesses.  

The book, which is generously illustrated with over 200 images, includes essays by ten experts in the field. The volume brings to life the theory and diversity of this ancient healing art.

Price: $60 hardcover

Publishers: Rubin Museum of Art, New York in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle and London
ISBN: 978-0-295-99359-1

To purchase: Call 212.620.5000 x350 or email to place your order.