Lunch Matters is currently on hiatus, but will return Wednesday, June 5.
The museum's lunchtime screenings of short documentaries followed by moderated discussions. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch from the museum café into the theater for this program.
Wednesdays at 1 PM
$10 / Free for Rubin Museum Members
The Story of Buddhism (June 12 - August 28) This series of films by Benoy K. Behl is the first that depicts all of the ancient Buddhist sites of India as well as other Asian countries. The story of the Buddha and of the development of Buddhism is traced through the art and architecture of over one hundred major monuments. The series is presented as a complement to the new exhibition From India East.
Felt, Feelings, and Dreams
Wednesday June 5, 2013 @ 1:00 PM
Since the Soviet Union collapsed, unemployment and alcoholism have ravaged the former Republic of Kyrgyzstan. This film follows a small group of Kyrgyz women who pull themselves out of crushing poverty by reviving the ancient tradition of making art from felt. Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Andrea Odezynska. *Free to Members*
Beyond the Illusory World
Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 1:00 PM
Beyond the Illusory World covers the making of stupas and their sculpted railings. The film looks at the site of Bharhut; the railings in the Indian Museum, Kolkata; and the stupas of Sanchi. *Free to members.*
The Journey Within
Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 1:00 PM
The Journey Within takes us into the world of the early rock-cut caves of western India. The sites covered include the Bhaja Caves, Pitalkhora Caves, Bedsa Caves, Kondavane Caves, Karle Caves, Junnar Caves, Kanheri Caves, and early Ajanta Caves. *Free to Members*