Current Exhibitions at the Rubin Museum of Art
August 2, 2013 - June 9, 2014
This exhibition focuses on aesthetic and ritual aspects of the prayers beads used in Buddhist traditions of Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Burma. It addresses the origins of prayer beads 108 beads in a set, the structure of prayer beads, their materials and symbolism, and status versus practice aspects of their use.
May 31, 2013 - July 7, 2014
From India East presents sculptures from the Asian art collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The works were chosen by the Rubin Museum’s curators to trace the development of Buddhist and Hindu sculpture back to its roots in the art of ancient India. The year-long exhibition includes art from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, and Japan. The loan was made possible by the Brooklyn Museum’s temporary closing of its Asian art galleries.
March 11, 2011 - March 11, 2015
Masterworks, a regularly rotating exhibition at the Rubin, explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over 1,000 years, and presents some regional artistic traditions in their broad cultural, geographic, historical, and stylistic contexts. The 2014 iteration of this exhibition draws from the Rubin collection and long-term loans and incorporates a considerable number of new works gifted to the Museum recently.
July 23, 2010 - January 6, 2016
Gateway to Himalayan Art acquaints visitors with the principal concepts of Himalayan art and its cultural contexts. A large multimedia map orients visitors to the geographic scope and diversity of the greater Himalayan cultural sphere, including parts of India, China, and Mongolia. Visitors are invited to explore four main sections: Figures and Symbols, Materials and Techniques, Purpose and Function, and Tibetan Art in Context, which includes the Rubin Museum’s Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room.