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10 Year Anniversary: Talkingstick at the Rubin Museum of Art

  • The Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)


This is a very special moment, as April marks 10 years of Talkingstick at the Rubin Museum of Art! 

This month, we are in full celebration mode, and inviting you to share in this special presentation from our Talkingstick staff/family of Mr. Patrick and Master Lee, Boris Matveev, Larkin Grimm, Jesse Paris Smith, David Rosenberg, Evan Goodman, and Mike Tapp. Together as the founders, main storytellers, producers, curators, hosts, photographers, archivists, and museum guides, we are so proud to bring this labor of love event to you for 10 years, never missing a month!!

In addition, we will have one special guest performer, Karl Leone, who has created a performance piece--BY DIVINE COMMAND: an adaptation of the Masked Drama from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. He will be presenting this with 6 other performers.


On Friday evenings, the museum is open late and FREE, so come take a look at the beautiful permanent collection and the current exhibitions. Also enjoy story telling by Talkingstick founders, Master Lee and Mr. Patrick, and educated explanations of the chosen works by the Rubin Museum's tour guides. Hope to see you there! 8:30pm, and as always, meet in the lobby at the bottom of the stairs! :)

Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th St New York, NY 10011
(212) 620-5000

Talkingstick was founded to give the truth a safe place to be told. We speak to universal truths by telling deeply personal stories, stories that changed our lives. We have learned there are guidelines to help us achieve this goal. They are:

- Tell the truth
- Speak from the heart
- Go deeper
- Mix the tribes

The founders and chief story tellers of Talkingstick are Mr. Patrick and Master Lee.


The bran new exhibit at The Rubin Museum of Art is Becoming Another: The Power of Masks, an exhibition of shamanistic, ritual, and theatrical masks from around the world. It is on the 6th floor. 

Find out more about the format of Talkingstick and further info about the Rubin Museum of Art, here: