Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)
$15, $10/students & seniors, free/ ages 12 & under
Sacred Spaces invites visitors to reflect on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. For the second iteration of the exhibition, the Rubin Museum commissioned an installation by Soundwalk Collective in collaboration with sound artist that transports visitors to the high Himalayas through sound. The sounds in and surrounding the world’s highest monasteries—the flapping of prayer flags, the chanting of blessings, the echoes of wind from the valley below, and the interplay of sound and silence – are be presented as a multi-channel audio installation through state-of-the-art speakers, creating an immersive and meditative experience. Visitors can also interact directly with Khandroma by playing individual tracks from the soundscapes at dedicated listening stations. A video installation filmed by Soundwalk Collective’s founder Stephan Crasneanscki complements the audio experience by showing cyclic, kaleidoscopic imagery of prayer wheels and prayer flags .
Nearby Eat & Treats: Try seasonal specialties inspired by the Himalayas, including Thali plates and handmade traditional momo dumplings in peaceful Cafe Serai in the lobby. Kids menu available.
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Also at this location:
- A Lost Future Friday, February 23–Monday, January 28 11:00 am–5:00 pm
- Rubin Family Sundays: Transcendent Tales Sunday, May 27 1:00 pm–4:00 pm