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Sacred Spaces: The Road To … and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room

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November 17, 2017 through October 15, 2018

Mondays, 11am-5pm; Wednesdays, 11am-9pm; Thursdays, 11am-5pm; Fridays, 11am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm.

Rubin Museum of Art

Chelsea

All Ages

$15; $10 seniors and students; free for children 12 and younger

Event description:

Featuring artist Ghiora Aharoni’s series “The Road to Sanchi” and two video works by artist Arthur Liou, the exhibition engages time as a medium and challenges viewers to consider the sacred and think about their own experiences with meaningful journeys. These installations continue the exhibition’s focus on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places.

Aharoni’s series of sculptures reimagines vintage taxi meters, now obsolete, from India. Video screens embedded in the meters capture the artist’s rickshaw rides in India to sacred sites for Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists. Each sculpture, whose form simultaneously references a time capsule and the silhouette of a stupa, becomes the oculus of a pilgrimage. 

The videos “Kora” and “Saga Dawa,” created by Arthur Liou, explore aspects of Tibetan Buddhist ritual and celebration as they take place in the breathtaking environment around Tibet’s holiest mountain, Mount Kailash.

Visitors can take a pause inside the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by traditional Tibetan household shrines. They are also invited to write letters to future museumgoers in a dedicated area in the gallery.

Address: 150 W. 17th St.
Chelsea, NY 10011
Phone: 212-620-5000
Website: rubinmuseum.org

About Rubin Museum of Art

Standard hours: Monday, Thursday, 11am-5pm; Wednesday, 11am-9pm; Friday, 11am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Stroller parking: No
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes

The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate ideas that extend across history and span human cultures.






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