Grants and Philanthropy
Rubin Museum of Art is Setting for Gala Donor Recognition

Medicine Buddha Bhaishajyaguru, Mongolia, 18th century, copper alloy

Genesha, India, 11th century, sandstone

NYUCD paid tribute to alumni and friends who made gifts of $1,000 and more to the College over the past year at a gala reception in June at Manhattan's Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), the premier museum of Himalayan art in the Western world.

More than 100 guests were wined and dined against a backdrop of over 2,000 works of art featuring diverse themes ranging from female Buddhas, divine madness, and flying mystics, to the origins of ancient Himalayan religions. A team of knowledgeable and professional guides were available on the gallery floors to answer questions, engage in conversation, and help explore a stunning range of Himalayan paintings, sculpture, textiles, ritual objects, and prints spanning a period from the 2nd century to the 20th century.

"NYUCD has hosted events in many extraordinary settings," said Dean Charles N. Bertolami. "But nothing compares to the Rubin Museum. It's exciting and appropriate to be able to recognize our wonderful donors in a setting of such grandeur."