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.
Traditional and contemporary art illuminates intentions, commitments, and actions
Explores a variety of societal and political themes
The offerings contained in an ancient stupa in northern India
Introduces the main forms, concepts, and meanings of Himalayan art
Explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, over 1000 years
Contemporary works by Tsherin Sherpa and Charwei Tsai
Art and ritual objects displayed as in an elaborate private household shrine