Sunday, June 26, 2011
The second floor provides a great introduction, with descriptions of buddhas (see left), tantric deities (see right), bodhisattvas, and wrathful deities. It provides a good foundation for identifying and being able to understand the fantastic collection displayed throughout the museum.
On the third floor, there is a collection of masterworks. One alcove has a complete shrine. Another has a reproduction of murals of a temple wall with audio guides that detail the stories told in the murals. And of course, there are dramatic art pieces, masks, and sculptures.
Every Friday evening the museum admission is waived (Rubin Museum Info), and visiting the museum is a lovely way to spend an hour or so before dinner.