The death toll continues to rise and details of the destruction resulting from the severe earthquake in Nepal are only worsening. With so many people around the world looking for ways to help the affected communities in the region, the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City has created a dedicated web page with information about donations, special programs and activities at the Rubin, and other news related to the earthquake.
In a release, the museum stated:
The Rubin Museum’s mission is rooted in forging sustained connections, through art and ideas, to the Himalayan region. In that spirit, we extend our hearts and minds as Nepalese, and millions of others across the globe, confront the loss of life, injuries, and devastation to the built environment of the region...
Amid the vast destruction, Nepal’s cultural heritage has also been severely impacted, with many landmarks reduced to rubble. Artists, curators, historians, and scholars in the region are just beginning to assess the damage.
Honoring the rich culture of Nepal, the Rubin Museum will be highlighting Nepalese objects in our collection in the coming weeks and months. An art installation on the Museum’s ground floor will provide a space, free of charge, where visitors can experience a personal connection to the art of the region and reflect on a reality that is challenging to comprehend. We will also be developing additional programs, tours, and other ways for our visitors to engage and connect with the cultural heritage of Nepal.
For more information, visit RubinMuseum.org/Nepal