The first (and only) artist-in-residence at NASA, Laurie Anderson, engages in a free-form conversation with the novelist and professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College, Janna Levin. Presented as part of the Brainwave series at the Rubin Museum of Art. Recorded on March 6, 2010.
The Rubin Museum of Art explores the rich art and cultural legacies of the Himalayas, presenting paintings, textiles, and sculpture from Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, as well as those from the larger Himalayan cultural sphere which includes India, China, Mongolia, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. The relevance and universality of ideas found in Himalayan art are illuminated through cross-cultural and contemporary art exhibitions, acclaimed educational and public programs. "Doing some of the most original and inspired programs on the arts and consciousness in New York City." —Lisa Paul Streitfeld, Huffington Post