Fiercely Modern at Rubin Museum of Art
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Naga describes a group of culturally and linguistically linked, but distinct tribes living on the border between India and Burma. Because the Naga had the reputation for being fearsome headhunters, they were somewhat isolated and evolved a distinctive material culture. They produce decorative ornaments, expressive wood carvings, and vividly colored textiles. The exhibition, from the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna, will include examples from one of the largest and most important collections in the world.
Venue Description: The Rubin Museum of Art holds one of the world's most important collections of Himalayan art and is the only museum in NYC dedicated to works from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Tibet, western China, Myanmar, and Mongolia. The museum runs an active set of programs for the general public that help illuminate themes inherent in its exhibitions, including the Naked Soul live concert series.