Opening October 2, the Rubin Museum of Art will turn a darkened Barney's in Chelsea to what the New York Times calls "a glittering showcase for a reclusive spiritual art from the other end of the earth." As the story goes, Donald Rubin, businessman and collector of Himalayan art, noticed the vacant building while stalled in a cab and immediately decided to turn it into a museum like no other. Six years later, this gift to curious minds should garner lots of good karma for Mr. Rubin.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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