benjamin.kim1 on Nov 17th 2011
Last week we attended the Rubin museum as a freshman seminar class, sadly we were only there for thirty minutes. Honestly i was quite interested in this museum because it related to me. My family enjoys rock climbing and hiking a lot so my father and his friends travel quite a bit. (Himalayan) Mount Everest is on the borders on Nepal and Tibet so it was nice to learn a little culture about the place my dad wants to go one day.
Usually i hate museums because they are long, boring, and i can find most of the information on the internet but i actually enjoyed this museum. I learned about how you don’t wear jewelery when you are enlightened , gain an extra bump on your head to show you gained knowledge, and how the position of ones hand showed your status(teacher).
One thing that stood out more than anything else was the environment of the museum. Maybe it was the emptiness of the closing museum but the quiet darkness of the scrolls and eerie “flame lit” shrines were cool beans.
I would recommend this museum if i ever did recommend a museum.