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The Rubin Museum of Art

We've visited this museum a few times, now, and it's definitely been a good experience each time. This museum gives you a wide experience- from the traditional eastern religions and philosophies to a modern sense of of spirtuality and perception, and also a perfect blend of the two together. That sound snooty enough for you? All that aside, they have beautiful collections here, both ancient and modern art. Plus they have a trendy lounge with food, drinks, and a DJ. And you know what else? Yep, it's free- every Friday night from 6-10pm. You can't beat that- get some culture, get some food, and maybe get some groovin' to the music. For an added bonus, there's a happy hour from 6-7pm, 2-for-1 drink specials. They even allow us into the downstairs gallery while still enjoying our drinks. I don't know about you, but art appreciation seems a little easier with a drink in your hand.

For those of you that won't be able to make it at 6pm, that's fine. The museum has a fairly simple layout and it shouldn't be too dificult to meet up when you get there.

So the plan is: arrive when you can, enjoy the happy hour if you get there before it ends, check out some really interesting art, and do all that while getting to know some good people. Sounds like a great plan to me.

A little about the Museum from their website: 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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Shawn is an all around wonderful guy and rocks as an organizer! I would attend his future events.

    March 2, 2013

  • Tori K.

    sorry i came late...got to meet some of you, and you were really sweet / welcoming (thank you!)...i just got caught up in the museum and didn't get to socialize as much as I would've liked to in another setting...looking forward to another meet up soon.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great museum.

    March 2, 2013

  • Jamie M.

    cool event, will attend their Friday events in the future.

    March 2, 2013

  • caren

    Shawn, Thanks for organizing this great event. I enjoyed the museum and meeting such nice people. Great group!

    March 2, 2013

  • Mike R.

    Im late! Where is everyone?

    March 1, 2013

    • Shawn

      We're on the fifth floor.

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuck in New Jersey my car overheated.. sucks ...

    March 1, 2013

  • Shawn

    For the late comers, we're in the lounge, now.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another commitment came up for me. Maybe next time!

    March 1, 2013

  • Garrett D. J.

    I'll be late, I should be there around 8pm. See you soon.

    March 1, 2013

  • Shawn

    Hey folks, we'll be meeting out front of the museum at 6pm, but if you get there later, it shouldn't be too hard to find us. The layout of the place is simple and easy to navigate.

    March 1, 2013

  • Bianca

    I am working til 8. You guys will be done by then?

    March 1, 2013

    • Shawn

      We'll be in the Lounge until about 7, or maybe a little after, then we'll head Into the museum. Odds are good we'll still be there at 8, but it probably won't be a very long while after that we'll have gone through the whole place.

      March 1, 2013

    • Shawn

      I plan on getting something to eat after, and there are usually at least a few groups that decide to do something else after, also. It's up to you if you want to come out and still hang out without getting to see much of the museum.

      March 1, 2013

  • Kayte

    I have the flu! Sucs. Have a good time--I love the Rubin

    March 1, 2013

  • Chris

    Awesome, can't wait

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, just had another commitment :(

    February 28, 2013

  • Garrett D. J.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone. This event sounds awesome. I'm in this area, all the time for school/work. I guess this is one of those NYC Best Kept Secrets.

    February 27, 2013

  • Mona S.

    Hi guys I'm so glad to find out this communication group. looking forward to getting to know you all!

    February 27, 2013

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