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Asia Week at the Rubin

Images inspired by details from: Medicinal Herbs, Hua Khar Jaintsa, Qinghai Province, China: 1995-1996

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THE RUBIN MUSEUM'S
ASIA WEEK CELEBRATION
&
OPENING OF BODIES IN BALANCE 

HOSTS
David and Beatrice Pritzker
Margot and Thomas Pritzker
Shelley and Donald Rubin
Waris Ahluwalia
Donna D’Cruz and Tom Silverman          

Thursday, March 20, 2014
6:30 - 9:30 PM
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street

Join us in celebrating the opening of our major exhibition, Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine, and the Museum’s Tenth Anniversary year! 

Music curated by Donna D’Cruz
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres  

Early Registration tickets are now SOLD OUT
If you would like to attend this event, tickets can still be purchased at the door for $100 per person


*Free for Rubin Museum Chairman’s Circle members                                                                         

For more information, please contact Ivy Fuld at asiaweek@rmanyc.org or 212.620.5000 ext. 234. 

In partnership with Asia Week New York 

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A Celebration of Asian Art, March 14–22, 2014

This March during Asia Week New York, the Rubin Museum of Art is presenting a number of programs in celebration of Asia Week New York, a collaboration of top-tier Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and Asian cultural institutions in the metropolitan New York area. The Asia Week New York Association concentrates its efforts on presenting one non-stop, event-filled week in March of every year, drawing collectors and curators from every corner of the United States and an international clientele from across the globe. The annual event fulfills the broader aim of affirming the importance of Asian art in the citywide—and nationwide—cultural scene. Below is a list of the related programs that the Rubin Museum is offering during the week. 

Family Sundays
Sunday, March 16, 1 – 4 p.m. | Education Center & Galleries

The Rubin Museum of Art launches its weekly family programs in conjunction with the exhibition Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine. Drop-in art activities, a 2 p.m. family-friendly exhibition tour, and self-guided thematic gallery searches are designed for all ages (recommended for 3 years old and up.)

Tickets: $5 per child; regular admission fees for adults; free for children under 1 and Cool Culture members. | Learn More

 

Film: The Knowledge of Healing
Sunday, March 16, 6 p.m. | Theater

This film from 1997 by Franz Reichle is arguably still the best film to illuminate the theory and practice of Tibetan medicine. A Q&A with a Tibetan doctor follows the screening.

Tickets: $18 | Learn More

 

Diagnosis Workshop
Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m. | Theater

The first of a 4-part series of workshops on diagnosis, this workshop focuses on Tibetan pulse diagnosis. Tibetan doctor Amchi Tenjing Bista from Lo Kunphen Tibetan Medical School in Nepal will lead the session.

Tickets: $25 | Learn More

 

Celebrating Asia Week and the opening of Bodies in Balance
Thursday, March 20, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Serai & Galleries

Cocktails, Hors 'doeuvres, and music by DJ Donna D'Cruz. Hosted by: David & Beatrice Pritzker, Margot & Thomas Pritzker, Shelley & Donald Rubin, along with Waris Ahluwalia, & Donna D'Cruz & Tom Silverman.

Tickets: $75 in advance, $100 at the door, free for Chairman's Circle Members | Learn More

 

Access Program: Mindful Connections
Friday, March 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Galleries

Tour for people with dementia and their caregivers. Trained museum guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote conversation and engagement with works of art and each other. This is a regular monthly program and happens on the third Friday of each month.

Tickets: Free (RSVP) | Learn More

 

K2 Friday Night Tour
Friday, March 21, 7 p.m. | Galleries

Join a museum Guide for an evening of exploration and conversation focused on staff favorites from our current exhibitions. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. *During the span of the Bodies in Balance exhibition this tour will focus on Tibetan Medicine.

Tickets: Free | Learn More

 

Bodies in Balance: The Essentials (Day 1)
Friday, March 21, 7 p.m. | Theater

An introduction to Tibetan Medicine by Theresia Hofer, guest curator of Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine. An opportunity to meet with the curators will follow the talk at the Museum’s K2 Lounge.

Tickets: $15 | Learn More

 

Bodies in Balance: The Essentials (Day 2)
Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Theater

Presentations by: 1. Janet Gyatso on the Art of Tibetan Medicine; 2. Sienna Craig on Tibetan medicine as primary health care in Tibet; 3. Katharina Sabernig on the medical murals of Labrang; and 4. Donald Lopez on ministering the mind from The Dictionary of Buddhism.

Tickets: $15 per session; $40 for all four presentations | Learn More

 

Bodies in Balance: The Essentials (Day 3)
Sunday March 23, 11:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Theater 

Sessions will be led by: 1. Ian Baker on trulkhor, or Yantra Yoga; 2. Anna Sehnalova on Bonpo Mendrup rituals; and 3. Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim on medical astrology.

Tickets: $15 per session; $40 for all three presentations | Learn More

 

Family Sundays
Sunday, March 23, 1 – 4 p.m. | Education Center & Galleries

Drop-in art activities, a 2 p.m. family-friendly exhibition tour, and self-guided thematic gallery searches are designed for all ages (recommended for 3 years old and up.)

Tickets: $5 per child; regular admission fees for adults; free for children under 1 and Cool Culture members. | Learn More

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