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04 EXHIBITIONS 09 SPECIAL TOURS 10 FALL SERIES 12 BREATHE 14 MUSIC 15 PROGRAMS 17 FAMILY PROGRAMS 18 COMMUNITY 20 RENTALS AND GROUP EXPERIENCES 22 SHOP AND CAFÉ 24 SUPPORT 26 AT A GLANCE

Museum Hours Monday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday 11:00 AM–9:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Saturday/Sunday 11:00 AM–6:00 PM Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Public tours are offered at 1:00 and 3:00 PM each day.

Admission $19 for adults $14 for seniors (65 and older) $14 for students FREE for children (12 and younger) FREE for members FREE for select university partners FREE on Fridays, 6:00–10:00 PM

Box Office RubinMuseum.org/tickets 212.620.5000 x344 Members receive 20% off program ticket purchases. To learn more about this and other benefits, visit RubinMuseum.org/membership. Power is made possible by Lois and Bob Baylis, Fred Eychaner, Ann and Matt Nimetz, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Rasika and Girish Reddy, and the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. Join the conversation! Share your impressions and stay up to date on what’s happening at the Rubin.

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DEAR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS It’s already the final season of our yearlong exploration of power. Our thematic journey has led to big conversations in the Museum about the power within and between us, from discussions about privilege and mental health to talks about tapping into our unconscious minds. Our exhibitions have also showed us the power of objects and self-expression. I recommend visiting Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance to see how contemporary artists explore power that often goes unseen. As we close out the year, we’re taking a closer look at those who challenge conventional thinking and embrace non-conformity. In November we’ll be highlighting the lifelong work of Bangladeshi photographer, writer, and activist Shahidul Alam. Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power is a powerful show about humankind, compassion, and an individual whose impact reverberates beyond Bangladesh. Moving beyond the galleries, this fall The Power of Non-Conformity series invites us to learn from people who have introduced alternative ways of thinking. We’ll be screening Becoming Nobody, a new film about Ram Dass; hearing from former dominatrix and Taoist nun Kasia Urbaniak; and much more. And our ever popular Dream-Over will return in December. Join us for a night in the Museum and uncover the power of dreams. My hope is that you leave the Rubin feeling inspired to continue considering your own power and what that means to you. We are planning more exciting programs for next year that engage with big ideas about the world, and we rely on your generous support to make this vision a reality. I hope you’ll strengthen your connection to the Rubin by making a year-end donation or gifting a membership to a loved one. I hope to see you soon at one of our events!

Jorrit Britschgi Executive Director


SHAHIDUL ALAM: TRUTH TO POWER OPENS NOVEMBER 8 OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION, 6:00–11:00 PM Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power presents the first comprehensive U.S. museum survey of Shahidul Alam, the renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer, activist, and institution-builder. This pioneering exhibition presents a nuanced view of Bangladesh and South Asia, exploring systems of personal and collective agency and underscoring the importance of self-representation, empowerment, and truth as embodied in Alam’s life and work.

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Over forty images and ephemera will show the breadth of his practice and the impact of his four-decade career. The exhibition includes portraits, landscapes, and scenes of daily life, strife, and resistance in the “majority world”—a phrase Alam has used since the 1990s to reframe the notion of the “third world” or “global south.” Listen to interviews with the artist on The Rubin audio guide app.

Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power is supported by Rasika and Girish Reddy and Sonny and Gita Mehta. LEFT: Shahidul Alam (b. 1955, Dhaka, Bangladesh); Noor Hossain; Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1990; photograph; image courtesy of Drik. BOTTOM: Shahidul Alam (b. 1955, Dhaka, Bangladesh); Smriti Azad, Dhaka; 1994; photograph; image courtesy of Drik

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THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST SHRINE ROOM Since it first opened, the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room has been one of the most popular installations at the Rubin Museum, providing an immersive experience inspired by a traditional shrine. The installation rotates every two years to highlight each of the four major Tibetan religious traditions. This rendition features the Kagyu tradition and includes images of buddhas, bodhisattvas, tantric deities, protectors, and teacher portraits specific to the branches of this tradition.

Hear from the curator and learn more on The Rubin audio guide app.

Photographs by Filip Wolak

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SHRINE ROOM PROJECTS: SHIVA AHMADI / GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE / TSHERIN SHERPA Opens October 18 Opening Night Celebration, 6:00–10:00 PM In dialogue with the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the center of the gallery, artists Shiva Ahmadi, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Tsherin Sherpa reinterpret traditional and religious iconography and practices through sculptural installation, painting, and video.

TOP: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (British, b. 1950) with assistance from Daniel Albrigo (American, b. 1982); Touching of Hands; 2016; bronze; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of BREYER P-ORRIDGE and INVISIBLE-EXPORTS; C2016.2 MIDDLE: Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975, Tehran, Iran); Lotus; 2014; single-channel animation; 8 min. 52 sec.; courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco; photograph courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco BOTTOM: Tsherin Sherpa (b. 1968, Kathmandu, Nepal); UFO (Unidentified Fettering Organization) No. 2; 2016; acrylic, ink, and gold pen on cotton; courtesy of the artist and Rossi & Rossi; image courtesy of Rossi & Rossi

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CLAPPING WITH STONES: ART AND ACTS OF RESISTANCE THROUGH JANUARY 6

Photograph by Filip Wolak

A powerful meditation on non-conformity and resistance, Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance examines social, cultural, and political events through local and global lenses, offering unique perspectives from ten contemporary artists living and working in the United States and internationally—all of whom are grouped together for the first time in a museum setting. The exhibition features photographs, sculptures, videos, textiles, and installations by Lida Abdul, Kader Attia, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Naiza Khan, Kimsooja, Pallavi Paul, Shahpour Pouyan, Ibrahim Quraishi, Nari Ward, and Hank Willis Thomas.

Listen to interviews with the artists and curator on The Rubin audio guide app. This exhibition is organized by guest curator Sara Raza, independent curator and writer.

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Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance is supported by Rasika and Girish Reddy, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, anonymous, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Akhoury Foundation, Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram, and Sonny and Gita Mehta.

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SPECIAL TOURS FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

FIGHT THE POWER TOUR Wednesday, September 18, October 9, and October 16, 6:00–7:00 PM Friday, November 15, 7:00–8:00 PM Free with admission This tour explores rebellious traditions. The Buddha himself was a social radical rejecting the mainstream beliefs of his time, and the history of Tantric Buddhism has many stories of the great Indian mahasiddhas subverting social norms to wake themselves and others up to the true nature of reality. These themes tie in with the exhibition Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance, highlighting the connection between contemporary protest art and the Himalayan art in our collection.

THE DHARMA OF STAR WARS TOUR Wednesday, December 11, 6:00–7:00 PM Friday, December 13, 7:00–8:00 PM Wednesday, December 18, 6:00–7:00 PM Free with admission Ready to feel the Force in Chelsea? Just in time for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Dharma of Star Wars gallery tour explores the thematic connections between Himalayan art and everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise. Delving into the art on display with both mythical and historical examples, we find a world similar to the Star Universe, full of tension, magic, intrigue, and the desire to discover one’s true self. Who are the Skywalkers in our collection? Can buddhas use the Force? And how can all of us awaken the power within? Come on this tour to find out!

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THE POWER OF NON-CONFORMITY SEPTEMBER–DECEMBER A SERIES UPENDING THE NORMATIVE The Buddha was a non-conformist. He introduced an alternative way of addressing human (un)happiness that was utterly radical— and still is. The personalities appearing in our fall series have discovered the power of going against the grain. Come be inspired by their stories and experience an upending of conventional thinking.

TALKS Yogishri + Bijan Sabet Investing in Letting Go Wednesday, November 13, 7:00–8:30 PM $25; $20 for members Whizz investor Bijan Sabet and the Indian guru Yogishri search for what happiness we can hope to find beyond cashing in. Dan Harris and Jay Michaelson Enlightenment by Trial and Error Monday, November 18, 7:00–8:30 PM Ticket + book: $25; $20 for members To mark the release of Jay Michaelson’s new book Enlightenment by Trial and Error, Michaelson, a rabbi, dharma teacher, and queer activist, talks with bestselling writer, TV anchor, and Ten-Percent-Happier advocate Dan Harris. Eve Ensler + Koshin Paley Ellison The Healing Power of Speaking Personal Truths Wednesday, December 11, 7:00–8:30 PM $40; $32 for members Playwright and activist Eve Ensler and Zen teacher Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison share personal stories about painful truths that they carried with them, hidden, for much of their lives. Eddie Gonzalez, engagement manager for On Being and the Civil Conversations Project, moderates.

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WORKSHOPS Living Beyond the Known Workshop with Paul Selig Wednesday, October 2, 7:00–8:45 PM Ticket + book: $60; $48 for members Ticket: $40; $32 for members Author and medium Paul Selig channels his Guides with the aim of supporting people in moving beyond the limitations of convention and realizing the true or infinite self. HAIR—A Ritual for Creativity and Strength Workshop with Dr. Beau Lotto + The Lab of Misfits Saturday, November 16, 6:00–9:00 PM Experience ticket: $195; $156 for members Learning ticket: $45; $36 for members In this workshop of storytelling, data-driven research, and personal ritual, experience how embodying perception is the vehicle to transformation.

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Learn More Visit RubinMuseum.org/NonConformity for ticket information and the full listing. All programs subject to change.

Become a Member! Members get 20% off. Visit RubinMuseum.org/membership to learn more.

EX-SHAMAN

RAM DASS IN BECOMING NOBODY

FILMS Becoming Nobody Jamie Catto, USA, 2019. 81 min. (New York Premiere) $23; $18.40 for members Both playful and profound, this film is the quintessential portal to and portrayal of Ram Dass’s life and teachings. October screenings: Friday, October 4, 7:00–8:45 PM Saturday, October 5, 6:00–7:45 PM Sunday, October 6, 3:00–4:45 PM Wednesday, October 9, 7:00–8:45 PM Wednesday, October 16, 7:00–8:45 PM

RITUALS OF RESISTANCE

TOP: Film still from Ex-Shaman MIDDLE: Film still from Becoming Nobody BOTTOM: Film still from Rituals of Resistance

Fall Series

Ex-Shaman Luiz Bolognesi, Brazil, in Portuguese and Tupí Monde, 2018. 81 min. Wednesday, November 20, 7:00–8:45 PM (New York Premiere) $23; $18.40 for members A shaman whose ways have been marginalized by Evangelical Christianity and encroaching modernity struggles to heal the suffering in his village. Rituals of Resistance Tenzin Phuntsog and Joy Dietrich, USA, 2018. 63 min. Wednesday, December 18, 7:00–8:30 PM $20; $16 for members In this cinematically rich portrayal, a Tibetan-American filmmaker explores three paths of resistance through the actions of three generations of exiled Tibetans. 11


BREATHE MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Wednesdays, 1:00 PM $19; free for members Practice the art of attention in this weekly meditation session guided by teacher Sharon Salzberg and other guest teachers. For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness Meditation is a refuge from the world around us, as well as an opportunity to engage with it more consciously. Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-minute weekly program, each inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Designed to fit into your lunch break, the program includes an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Subscribe to our weekly mindfulness meditation podcast at RubinMuseum.org/podcast.

This program is presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg, the Interdependence Project, and Parabola Magazine. Photographs by Filip Wolak

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AWAKENING PRACTICE Select Saturdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM $19; $15.20 for members Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron and guests in the Shrine Room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan culture, art, and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that explores different approaches, including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness. Drop in for just one session or enjoy them all: Saturday, October 19 and 26 Saturday, November 2 Saturday, December 7, 14, and 21 Learn more at RubinMuseum.org/breathe. Awakening Practice is supported by the Fredrick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism (www.fredericklenzfoundation.org).

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MUSIC NAKED SOUL Select Fridays, 7:00–8:30 PM Naked Soul presents performances from top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw on universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, power, tolerance, wisdom, and compassion—on select Friday evenings. Josh House Friday, October 18, 7:00–8:30 PM In advance: $27.50; $22 for members Day of: $30; $24 for members Tom Rush Friday, November 15, 7:00–8:30 PM In advance: $45; $36 for members Day of: $50; $40 for members Martha Redbone Friday, December 6, 7:00–8:30 PM In advance: $25; $20 for members Day of: $30; $24 for members Toshi Reagon Friday, December 20, 7:00–8:30 PM and 9:30–11:00 PM In advance: $32.50; $26 for members Day of: $35; $28 for members For more listings, go to RubinMuseum.org/NakedSoul.

RHYTHMS OF INDIA Select Evenings From timeless ragas to contemporary fusion, performers explore the varied traditions of Indian music in our intimate, cherrywood-lined theater. Brooklyn Raga Massive Alice Coltrane Tribute with Brandee Younger Friday, December 27 7:00–8:30 PM Don’t miss a concert! Stay up to date on our current listings at RubinMuseum.org/ music and sign up for our e-news to get music updates to your inbox. Rhythms of India is presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment and community partner Sunny Thakkar.

Photographs by Filip Wolak

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SHARING POWER AT THE LONG TABLE THROUGH DECEMBER 16 FREE The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver. It provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power. The table is free and open to the public for self-serve pop-up discussions, and prescheduled audience-driven discussions occur monthly, with all conversations structured by etiquette provided on menus. The Long Table is located in the Rubin’s Art Lounge, where admission is free. Stop by for scheduled programs or take a menu and start a conversation yourself.

UPCOMING CONVERSATIONS Creating a Culture of Consent: House of Yes Saturday, October 12, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM Beyond Othering: Exploring Interconnectivity with Afro Flow Yoga Saturday, October 19, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism Saturday, November 9, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM Pay + Racial Equity in Museums: Museum Hue Saturday, November 16, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM Military Deployment’s Impact on Families: Blue Star Families and Stand Beside Them Saturday, November 16, 2:00–3:00 PM

The Long Table is supported by Shelley and Donald Rubin. Read about past Long Table conversations at RubinMuseum.org/blog.

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“I HAVE NEVER FELT SO INTIMATE WITH A PIECE OF ART IN MY LIFE.” —DREAMER

DREAM-OVER: A SLEEPOVER FOR ADULTS DECEMBER 7–8, 8:00 PM–9:00 AM TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 22, 11:00 AM Dream under the compassionate, wakeful gaze of a hundred buddhas. Come in your slippers and pajamas and sleep over at the Rubin Museum beneath a traditional or contemporary artwork handpicked just for you. Each dreamer will be assigned a specific piece of art to sleep and dream beneath and hear a bedtime story inspired by that artwork. All dreamers must answer a Dreamlife Questionnaire, which will inform their artwork pairing.

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FAMILY PROGRAMS FAMILY SUNDAYS Sundays, 1:00–4:00 PM; Free for families Recommended for ages three and older with accompanying adults October: Diwali Delights Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil as depicted in the Hindu epic Ramayana. Learn more about traditional Diwali activities by making your own Diya lamps. November: Truthful Portrayals It is said that a picture speaks a thousand words. Inspired by Bangladeshi artist Shahidul Alam’s portraits and activism, this November unleash your inner photographer and explore the power of the camera. December: Petalled Power Lanterns This December reflect on the Rubin Museum’s Year of Power! Inspired by artist Kimsooja’s Lotus: Zone of Zero, explore the idea of collective power through collaborative lantern-making. Family Sundays are made possible through the generosity of New York Life. Additional support for Family Sundays and family education programs has been provided by Agnes Gund, Con Edison, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

BIRTHDAY ART LABS Enjoy an art-filled birthday party for your child and leave the planning to us! Birthday Art Labs are led by Museum educators and include art making, an interactive tour in the Museum galleries, singing, and more! Choose from multiple age-appropriate themes and catering options. Recommended for ages two and older. Visit RubinMuseum.org/BirthdayArtLabs to start planning your party.

Photographs by Asya Grovits

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COMMUNITY HIMALAYAN HERITAGE First Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM $19; $15.20 for members Drawn to the culture, art, history, and sacred traditions of the Himalayan region? Join the Rubin Museum’s Himalayan Heritage, an informal group that meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Events are hosted by Tashi Chodron, a Museum educator and expert on the region who works at the Rubin and other organizations for the preservation of Tibetan culture. October 2: Diwali: Festival of Lights November 6: Body in Motion: Celebrating Mongolian Contortionists December 4: The Power of Tea

K2 FRIDAY NIGHTS 6:00–10:00 PM Free Did you know the Rubin is free and open late every Friday? Meet friends at happy hour, catch a special tour of the galleries, and enjoy the beats offered by rotating DJs.

FREE SENIOR MONDAYS First Monday of the month 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Free Seniors (65 and older) receive free admission to the galleries on the first Monday of the month. The day includes a range of free programs including a meditation session in the theater, gallery tours, and a writing workshop. Senior Mondays are supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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VERBAL DESCRIPTION AND SENSORY TOURS Second Monday of the month 12:00–1:30 PM Free with RSVP The Rubin Museum offers verbal description and sensory tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. These free tours include Museum admission.

MINDFUL CONNECTIONS Third Friday of the month, 2:00 PM Free with RSVP Mindful Connections is a free tour program for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Every month trained guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote engagement with works of art and each other. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 1:30 PM for complimentary tea in Café Serai.

Museum guides are specially trained to lead these tours, which allow participants to form visualizations of the art through close, careful descriptions as well as touch objects like sculptures, art materials, woodblocks, and ritual implements. Visit RubinMuseum.org/access for more information.

EMPOWERING CAREGIVERS: MINDFUL TOURS, CONVERSATION, AND COMMUNITY Wednesday, October 2, and Wednesday, December 4, 6:30–7:30 PM Free with RSVP At this program designed specifically for caregivers of loved ones living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we invite participants to examine the power dynamics in their lives and open their minds to a different understanding of their own agency. The program begins with a tour and conversation in the Rubin galleries and is followed by a gathering in the Rubin’s Café Serai. Mindful Connections is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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RENTALS AND GROUP EXPERIENCES START PLANNING YOUR NEXT EVENT From galas to get-togethers, remember that the Rubin is available for entertaining, private rentals, and film shoots. It’s a memorable space for guests, and we make planning easy every step of the way. Visit RubinMuseum.org/about/space-rentals to get started.

Photograph by Sofia Negroni

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GROUP EXPERIENCES Offer fresh perspectives to your team at work or share the gift of mindfulness with likeminded friends by booking a customizable group experience that could include: • Guided meditation • Yoga • A sound bath Float in a meditative sound experience and attain a state of deep calm amid the curated sounds of electronic vibrations, Himalayan singing bowls, overtone singing, and more. Our team will help you select a space and experience so you can treat your beloveds to a mindful alternative to traditional celebrations like birthdays and baby showers. All experiences are combined with a docent-led tour of the Museum. Visit RubinMuseum.org/GroupExperiences for more information.

Photograph by Alex Bershaw

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HOLIDAYS IN THE HIMALAYAS SPECIAL SHOPPING DAYS: NOVEMBER 22–24 If you love the beautiful keepsakes and insightful books that fill the Rubin shop, then spread the love this season to everyone on your holiday shopping list. Our special shopping days feature free gift wrapping, a special 20% discount for Rubin members, and a complimentary gift with any purchase over $25, while supplies last. All proceeds from the shop support the Rubin Museum of Art. Shop online at RubinMuseum.org/shop.

Photographs by Asya Danilova

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CAFÉ

CAFÉ SERAI Enjoy the aromas and flavors of the Himalayas at Café Serai, an inviting spot for your next meal. Come anytime: The café is open during Museum hours and does not require an admission ticket. Members receive discounts on all purchases. During Wednesday evenings and K2 Friday Nights, the café stays open late to accompany the evening’s programs. Happy hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with a two-for-one special on select beer, wine, and well drinks. To make a reservation for groups of ten or more, visit RubinMuseum.org/CafeReservations.

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‘TIS THE SEASON! SHARE THE RUBIN

Photograph by Asya Danilova

If you love the Rubin and visit whenever you have the chance, consider the gift of membership. A Rubin membership makes a thoughtful gift and allows you to share a place that is special to you and support your favorite cultural space. Here are some ideas for memberships that make great gifts: ART + PRACTICE MEMBERSHIP $100 ($90 for seniors and students)

ART + ABUNDANCE MEMBERSHIP $350 ($340 for seniors and students)

• Free admission all year for two • Mindfulness gallery tours just for members • And much more!

• Free admission all year for four • $5 guest passes • Private member viewing hours • Admittance to 900+ institutions through the North American Reciprocal Members Program • And much more!

ART + WISDOM MEMBERSHIP $100 ($90 for seniors and students)

VISIONARY CIRCLE $300 (Young Patrons Group for ages 21–40)

• Free admission all year for two • Free tickets to a select onstage conversation for two • And much more!

• Free admission for two people • Passes to art fairs throughout New York City • Discounted tickets for the Rubin’s Asia Week Reception and other events • 10% discount at the shop and café • 20% discount on programs • And much more!

Learn more at RubinMuseum.org/membership and purchase a gift membership today. After selecting a membership category, you will have the option to make it a gift. We will send your recipient a new member welcome packet and a letter stating the membership is a gift from you! Questions? Call 212.620.5000 x313.

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SUPPORT THE RUBIN The Rubin Museum relies on the support of our members, donors, and visitors. A donation of any amount will help us share the power of art and timeless wisdom with all who seek it. Please keep us in mind during the season of giving. To make a donation today, visit RubinMuseum.org/donate or call 212.620.5000 x313.

Bodhisattva; China; 17th century; gilt copper; Zhiguan Museum of Fine Art; ZG1030 (HAR 8084)

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OCTOBER 10/2

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Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members

Becoming Nobody: Film Screening The Power of Non-Conformity 6:00–7:45 PM $23; $18.40 for members

Empowering Caregivers Mindful Tours, Conversation, and Community 6:00–7:30 PM Free with RSVP Living Beyond the Known: Workshop with Paul Selig The Power of NonConformity 7:00–8:45 PM Ticket + book Beyond the Known: $60; $48 for members Ticket: $40; $32 for members Diwali: Festival of Lights Himalayan Heritage 6:30–8:30 PM $19; $15.20 for members

10/4 DJ David Ellenbogen K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free Becoming Nobody: Film Screening The Power of NonConformity 7:00–8:45 PM $23; $18.40 for members

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10/6 Diwali Delights Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free Becoming Nobody: Film Screening The Power of Non-Conformity 3:00–4:45 PM $23; $18.40 for members

Fight the Power Gallery Tour Inspired by Non-Conformity and Resistance 6:00–7:00 PM Free with admission Becoming Nobody: Film Screening The Power of NonConformity 7:00–8:45 PM $23; $18.40 for members

10/11 DJ David Ellenbogen K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free

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Senior Monday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Free admission for seniors

Creating a Culture of Consent A Long Table Conversation with House of Yes 11:15 AM–12:15 PM Free

Senior Monday Meditation 11:30 AM–12:30 PM Free Senior Writing Workshop 2:00–4:00 PM Free

10/9 Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members

Tihar Dog Honoring Ceremony At the Meatpacking District’s Harvest Fest 11:00 AM–4:00 PM Free

10/13 Diwali Delights Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

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10/14 Verbal Description and Sensory Tour Accessibility Program 12:00–1:00 PM Free with advance registration

10/16 Kate Johnson Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members Fight the Power Gallery Tour Inspired by Non-Conformity and Resistance 6:00–7:00 PM Free with admission Becoming Nobody: Film Screening The Power of Non-Conformity 7:00–8:45 PM $23; $18.40 for members

10/18 Mindful Connections Accessibility Program 2:00–3:00 PM Free with advance registration Josh Rouse Naked Soul 7:00–8:30 PM In advance: $27.50; $22 for members Day of: $30; $24 for members

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10/26 DJ ikåtu K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free

10/19 Beyond Othering: Exploring Interconnectivity A Long Table Conversation with Afro Flow Yoga 11:15 AM–12:15 PM Free

Awakening Practice 11:30 AM–12:15 PM $19; $15.20 for members

10/27 Diwali Delights Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

Awakening Practice 11:30 AM–12:15 PM $19; $15.20 for members Architecture + Design at the Rubin Museum Open House New York Tour 2:00–3:00 PM Free with RSVP Architecture + Design at the Rubin Museum Open House New York Tour 4:00–5:00 PM Free with RSVP

10/20 Architecture + Design at the Rubin Museum Open House New York Tour 12:00–1:00 PM Free with RSVP Diwali Delights Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

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NOVEMBER 11/2

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Awakening Practice 11:30 AM–12:15 PM $19; $15.20 for members

K2 Lounge + Opening Night Celebration of Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power 6:00–11:00 PM Free

Mindful Connections Accessibility Program 2:00–3:00 PM Free with advance registration

11/3 Truthful Portrayals Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

11/4 Senior Monday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Free admission for seniors Senior Monday Meditation 11:30 AM–12:30 PM Free Senior Writing Workshop 2:00–4:00 PM Free

11/6 Body in Motion: Celebrating Mongolian Contortionists Himalayan Heritage 6:30–8:30 PM $19; $15.20 for members

11/7 Truth to Power: Shahidul Alam in Conversation about His Life and Work 6:00–6:45 PM $25; $20 for members

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11/9 A Long Table Conversation with the Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism 11:15 AM–12:15 PM Free

11/10 Truthful Portrayals Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

11/11 Verbal Description and Sensory Tour Accessibility Program 12:00–1:00 PM Free with advance registration

11/13 Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members

DJ David Ellenbogen K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free Tom Rush Naked Soul 7:00–8:30 PM In advance: $45; $36 for members Day of: $50; $40 for members

11/16 Pay + Racial Equity in Museums A Long Table Conversation with Museum Hue 11:15 AM–12:15 PM Free Military Deployment’s Impact on Families A Long Table Conversation with Blue Star Families and Stand Beside Them 2:00–3:00 PM Free Veterans Tour 3:00–4:00 PM Free

Yogishri + Bijan Sabet: Investing in Letting Go The Power of Non-Conformity 7:00–8:30 PM $25; $20 for members

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HAIR—A Ritual for Creativity and Strength: Workshop with Dr. Beau Lotto + The Lab of Misfits The Power of Non-Conformity 6:00–9:00 PM Experience ticket: $195; $156 for members Learning ticket: $45; $36 for members

Dan Harris and Jay Michaelson Enlightenment by Trial and Error The Power of Non-Conformity 7:00–8:30 PM Ticket + book: $25; $20 for members

K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free

11/17 Truthful Portrayals Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

11/20 Kate Johnson Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members Ex-Shaman: New York Premiere Film Screening The Power of Non-Conformity 7:00–8:45 PM $23; $18.40 for members

11/24 Truthful Portrayals Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

11/27 Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members

11/29 K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free

DECEMBER 12/1 Petalled Power Lanterns Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

12/2 Senior Monday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Free admission for seniors Senior Monday Meditation 11:30 AM–12:30 PM Free

At a Glance

Senior Writing Workshop 2:00–4:00 PM Free

12/4 Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members Empowering Caregivers Mindful Tours, Conversation, and Community 6:00–7:30 PM Free with RSVP

The Power of Tea Himalayan Heritage 6:30–8:30 PM $19; $15.20 for members

12/6 DJ David Ellenbogen K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free Martha Redbone Naked Soul 7:00–8:30 PM In advance: $25; $20 for members Day of: $30; $24 for members 29


12/7

12/13

12/20

Awakening Practice 11:30 AM–12:15 PM $19; $15.20 for members

Mindful Connections Accessibility Program 2:00–3:00 PM Free with advance registration

K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free

12/7–12/8 Dream-Over 8:00 PM–9:00 AM Single ticket: $140; $112 for members Couples ticket: $280; $224 for members

12/8 Petalled Power Lanterns Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

12/9 Verbal Description and Sensory Tour Accessibility Program 12:00–1:00 PM Free with advance registration

12/11 Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members The Dharma of Star Wars Gallery Tour 6:00–7:00 PM Free with admission Eve Ensler + Koshin Paley Ellison The Healing Power of Speaking Personal Truths The Power of Non-Conformity 7:00–8:30 PM $40; $32 for members

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K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free The Dharma of Star Wars Gallery Tour 7:00–8:00 PM Free

Toshi Reagon Naked Soul 7:00–8:30 PM In advance: $32.50; $26 for members Day of: $35; $28 for members

12/14

Toshi Reagon Naked Soul 9:30–11:00 PM In advance: $32.50; $26 for members Day of: $35; $28 for members

Awakening Practice 11:30 AM–12:15 PM $19; $15.20 for members

12/21

12/15

Awakening Practice 11:30 AM–12:15 PM $19; $15.20 for members

Petalled Power Lanterns Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

12/22

12/18

Petalled Power Lanterns Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

Mindfulness Meditation 1:00–1:45 PM $19; free for members

12/27

The Dharma of Star Wars Gallery Tour 6:00–7:00 PM Free with admission Rituals of Resistance A Film by Tenzin Phuntsog + Joy Dietrich The Power of Non-Conformity 7:00–8:30 PM $20; $16 for members

K2 Lounge 6:00–10:00 PM Free Brooklyn Raga Massive Alice Coltrane Tribute with Brandee Younger Rhythms of India 7:00–8:30 PM

12/29 Petalled Power Lanterns Family Sundays 1:00–4:00 PM Free

POWER Within and Between Us


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! BRAINWAVE TICKETS GO ON SALE MEMBER PRESALE: JANUARY 7–8, 2020 GENERAL SALE: JANUARY 9, 2020 You live inside your head every day, but do you understand how it works? Brainwave, the Rubin’s longest-running program series, investigates how our minds shape our everyday experiences, incorporating Eastern and Western philosophies, science, art, and other disciplines. Every spring a unique theme unifies the Rubin Museum’s programs, including onstage conversations between neuroscientists and notable personalities, films, and immersive experiences.

ABOUT THE RUBIN The Rubin Museum of Art opened to the public in 2004 and 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 and neighboring regions. Through thought-provoking exhibitions presented across six gallery floors and programs in a state-of-theart theater, including films, concerts, and onstage conversations, the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discovery and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin opens windows to inner and outer worlds. General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members.

At a Glance

FRONT COVER TOP: Lida Abdul (b. 1973, Kabul, Afghanistan; lives and works in Kabul and Los Angeles); still of Clapping With Stones; 2005; 16 mm film transferred to DVD; 5 min.; image courtesy of the artist and Giorgio Persano Gallery FRONT COVER BOTTOM: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (British, b. 1950) with assistance from Daniel Albrigo (American, b. 1982); Touching of Hands; 2016; bronze; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Breyer P-Orridge and Invisible-Exports; C2016.2

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