Honors Program Faculty Foray

Rubin Museum of Art
Guided Tour “Masterpieces:  Jewels of the Collection”
Thursday, April 28, 2011
12:45 – 1:45 pm
Professor Eloise Quinones-Keber, Host
with Karen Shelby, a Baruch Rubin fellow, and special tour guide Harry Einhorn from the Rubin Museum.  Students and faculty members are encouraged to remain for lunch at the museum café; daily specials range from $4 -$10.

The Rubin Museum is on the corner of 7th Avenue and 17th Street.  Meet at the entrance on 17th Street at 12:30 pm.

Space is limited to 20 students and faculty members.  RSVP is required at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/464693/Rubin  RSVP is a firm commitment to attend.  Cultural event credit will be offered.

Information on the Rubin Museum and Masterworks Exhibition

Description of the Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum of Art is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The artistic heritage of this vast and culturally varied area of the world remains relatively obscure. Through changing exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, the museum offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures.

The museum’s collection consists of paintings, sculptures, and textiles. Although works of art range in date over two millennia, most reflect major periods and schools of Himalayan art from the twelfth century onward.

The exhibitions are organized with particular care to assist viewers who are new to Himalayan art. Wall texts and interpretive panels supply aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives to both scholars and casual viewers. The Explore Art Galleries on the third and fifth floors (with a video alcove on the sixth floor) take the viewer behind the scenes, answering questions about why and for whom the art was made. Books, paintings, photographs, artifacts, and computer terminals accessing the museum’s website and affiliated sites offer other examples of Himalayan and related art.

Masterworks Exhibition

March 11, 2011 – December 31, 2012

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection will showcase some of the finest works of art from the museum’s collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions. On display will be important works of art, representing a period of more than one thousand years, that depict a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities as well as the museum’s most notable recent acquisitions.

For more information, contact Jody.Vaisman@baruch.cuny.edu