New York's Newest Museum: RMA of Himalayan Art

Rivka Rass It was bizarre listening to Buddhist monks chant on a quiet Saturday morning in a New York City street . The chants greeted the opening of the new Rubin Museum of Art , situated in the heart of Chelsea , New York ' s artistic neighborhood . The new museum is dedicated to the unique and mysterious art and culture of the Himalayas . What used to be Barney ' s , a well-known department store , has been transformed into the Rubin Museum , or RMA in short , the ninth biggest museum in this city of many museums , and certainly the most modern and technologically sophisticated . It promises to be an international center for the appreciation and preservation of the art and culture of the Himalayas , including the art of Buddhism , Hinduism , Bon and Jainism . The new , six-story museum is aesthetically riveting and overwhelming in its rich display of art . At the very center of the museum , an impressive , broad marble staircase spirals up to the sixth floor . Emphasis is on the det...  אל הספר
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