So I'm a little behind on my posts! However, a while back, I went to the Rubin Museum and decided to document it. I have been trying to see all the NYC museums I haven't already seen before I graduate. And I live closer to the Rubin Museum than I do Trader Joe's, so I figured somewhere close to home was a good place to start.
The Rubin Museum specializes in art from the Himalayas and the surrounding area. There is tons of really old Buddhist art, which was really neat to learn about! I took a Philosophy of Religion class last semester, and we spent part of the course studying Buddhism, so I was excited to put my knowledge to use. It's disrespectful to take photos of the religious imagery, but I did get some pictures of the contemporary art.
|Here is the room I was in. Like I said, it's disrespectful to take photos, but I found this picture online. I was particularly enraptured with the mural on the right side of the photo and underneath it is where I was sitting.|
|This was one of my favorite pieces at the Rubin Museum! This artist also has another series of these paintings at the Brooklyn Museum|
|Love this staircase in the middle of the museum.|
|Another cool piece from a contemporary artist.|
|Big gleaming lobby|
|This shows the date I actually went to the museum. I told you this post was long overdue.|
|Awkwardly trying to take a picture of myself with my admittance sticker while a security guard lurks nearby, glancing at me with a paradoxical mix of suspicion and apathy|
So yeah, that's it for this edition of Kirsten Tries to Get Cultured. I love quiet gray days at museums by myself.