The Rubin Museum’s collection of Himalayan art includes over 3,200 objects spanning more than 1,500 years to the present day. Included are works of art from the Tibetan plateau, with examples from related surrounding regions including Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Mongolia.
While the permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region, the Museum’s special exhibitions traverse Asia’s diverse cultures, regions, and narratives, celebrating art ranging from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia.
Explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering over 1,000 years
Explores the forms, concepts, and meanings of Himalayan art
Installations activated by human presence alongside works by 7 guest artists expand science fiction's aesthetics
Sculpture, Tibetan scroll paintings, textiles, manuscripts, and shrines
Considers pilgrimage for the benefit of one’s future self
Challenges existing histories and speculative futures across cultures and in Bengal