What to Catch at the Rubin Museum This FallSeptember 29, 2017 - by Mari Gold
Whether you contemplate a visit to the Himalayas or can’t think further than New York’s Chelsea, a visit to the Rubin Museum of Art can spark new ways of seeing the world. You can look at art—painting, sculpture, objects, even an entire shrine-- that spans 1500 years; enjoy immersive experiences, join gallery tours; attend workshops solo or with families; see films; listen to music and eat at Café Serai, open whenever the museum is as well as during Wednesday Happy Hours 6-9 PM with discounts and complimentary live music.
Coming up in October:
Sound and Healing, a workshop with Dr. Andrew Weil, pioneer of integrative medicine, and composer/performer Meredith Monk, October 23 at 2 PM, exploring how sound affects our bodies, encourages healing, and re-tunes us to our environment.
Buddhist Rock-Cut Monasteries of the Western Ghats, an illustrated lecture by architectural historian George Mitchell about the Indian mountain range, one of the eight "hottest hot-spots" of biological diversity in the world, October 25 at 7 PM with new photos of spectacular Buddhist architecture and a signing of Mitchell’s new guidebook.
Cabaret Cinema: Soundtrack, music from the best movies you’ve ever heard, on select Fridays at 9 PM. On the Waterfront, October 6; The Conversation, October 20; The Young Girls of Rochefort, October 27.
Ragas Live Festival: 24 Hours of Sacred Sound, a 24 hour celebration of Indian music, October 21 10 AM–Sunday, October 22; 10 AM (you can make it a sleepover.)
Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Series, Wednesdays at 1 PM led by meditation guide and author Sharon Salzburg.
The Art & Yoga Urban Retreat September 16 in partnership with NY YOGA + LIFE magazine was a full day of workshops and classes held in many galleries and the theater of the Rubin museum. The program included asana sessions with a warm-up by MC Yogi who had us snapping fingers and clapping; Mantra, Meditation and Flow with Alan Finger who taught meditation techniques before Sarah Platt-Finger’s yoga class; Healing Crystals and Chakras with a guide to the metaphysical and geographical nature of crystals led by Paula Pavlova; Coloring Sound with Miriam Castillo, who draws inspiration from her journey as a yoga instructor, and other workshops including a Sound Bath and a Mala workshop focusing on the strands of 109 beads that carry certain energies and are used during some types of meditation. For anyone with even a passing interest in all things yoga-related, the day was a whirl of art and inspiration enriched by being surrounded by items from the Museum’s vast collection. A big OM all around.