16-09-2016

A night at the museum. Dream-Over at the Rubin Museum, NYC

USA, New York, USA,

Virtual Reality,

Dreaming of a night at the museum? Then head to the Rubin Museum of Art in New York that has been offering this experience since 2011 with the annual event “Dream-Over”.



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A night at the museum. Dream-Over at the Rubin Museum, NYC Dreaming of a night at the museum? Then head to the Rubin Museum of Art in New York that has been offering this experience since 2011 with the annual event “Dream-Over”. A great opportunity to approach art and the world of dreams.



The Rubin Museum of Art is more than just a museum, it's a true cultural hub in the district of Chelsea, New York. A small, intimate museum mainly focusing on Tibetan Buddhist art, which stands out because it inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighbouring regions.



This forms the context of bringing art into our life in a sustainable way, with “Dream-Over”, an initiative that the Rubin Museum first tried out in 2011 when it proposed an overnight stay in the museum for adults. An experience where you can both sleep near an artwork and relax, meditate and take some time out from your hectic daily routine.



Still, “Dream-Over” is also closely connected with dreams, which as we know have always impacted the artworks of many artists and creatives, and that not surprisingly also play a very important part in many cultures and traditions. Indeed, people participating in this initiative will be introduced to the theme by Tibetan professor Khenpo Lama Pema in in conversation with dream facilitator and psychologist, Dr. Vanessa Sinclair. 



For this event, the Rubin Museum goes past just the mere pleasure of spending a night at the museum. In a world where the fragile lines between virtual and real are more and more blurred, the possibility of a journey in your own world of dreams has an even more special meaning



“Dream-Over” invites us to explore our virtual personal sphere, without the aid of technology, so completely eco-friendly: a direct face-off with the Virtual Reality inside us, where the interior eye acts as a visor. 
So, get your PJs and make yourself comfy on your bedding to try out new worlds without going anywhere!

Christiane Bürklein

Dream-Over,
15 October 2016
The Rubin Museum, New York, USA
Find out more: http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/dream-over-2016
Images: courtesy of The Rubin Museum - Lyn Hughes, Max Gordon, Tina Fineberg

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