Easily mistakable for a store-front to out-of-towners, the Rubin Museum is in fact a cultural institution placed snugly on a Chelsea street showcasing some of the finest Himalayan art in New York City. The multi-floor space features a linear history of paintings, iconic imagery, sculptures, and sanctuaries of Asian peoples and religions including Buddhism, Hinduism, and even early Christianity.
As one of the few museums committed to preserving and promoting art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions, you’ll find a wide range of visitors here including historians, professors and scholars, and interested families. In addition to rotating exhibits, the Rubin hosts various public and educational programs, and special events including next month’s Dream-Over: A Museum Sleep-over for Grown-ups.
For art enthusiasts who have always dreamed of spending a night at their favorite museum, that reality may now come true as the Rubin is inviting adults to participate in an exclusive sleepover party as part of their Brainwave series:
Come in your bed socks, pajamas, or nightgown and participate in the museum’s first sleepover for grown-ups. Lay your bed under a favorite work of art (one chosen just for you) and under the compassionate and wakeful gaze of a hundred buddhas. The evening’s dreams will be preceded by:
- art meditation workshops
- traditional sleep tonics
- Himalayan bedtime stories
- and personal dream analysis, all under the guidance of Dr. Edward Nersessian
Images by Rubin Museum and author