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.
Explore the dynamic historical intersection of politics, religion, and art
Traditional and contemporary art illuminates intentions, commitments, and actions