Friday, May 8, 2015

Rubin Museum of Art responded to the disaster in Nepal with speed and poise

By Lee Lawrence
Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, 13th century. PHOTO: RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
NEW YORK---Within hours of the news that an earthquake had devastated the Himalayan nation of Nepal, emails and texts were flying among the curators and other staff members at the Rubin Museum of Art, which specializes in Himalayan art. On the very next working day, they met to discuss what they could do to help. Most museums take months to mount even small shows. But in an astonishingly rapid turnaround, the Rubin delivered on its promise within a week. The cost was one mostly of time and commitment, and the gestures were simple and effective. [link]