I know I spoke about the opening of this exhibit, the OM Lab at the Rubin Museum but I had the chance to stop by recently. I really love this museum, the smaller museums like this and the Morgan Library, are becoming my faves. It's so nice to walk around and be able to enjoy all the delights in a smaller setting!
This just looks so relaxing, doesn't it? Here is some information on the exhibit from the Rubin Museum website:
Tune in to the sacred sound of the universe, and contribute your voice to the largest collective chant of OM ever generated.
OM is central to many Asian religious traditions and has endured for more than three thousand years. The sound has been called “elemental” and “universal,” serving as a preface to prayers and chants. Become a part of the history of this sacred syllable by learning about its importance and then stepping into a recording environment to offer your OM. Your voice will join thousands of others in a chant that will be featured in our forthcoming exhibition The World Is Sound (opening June 16, 2017).
OM is believed to contain the power of all other mantras and the elemental sound of creation. Its three phonetic components (A-U-M) and ensuing silence cover the entire spectrum of the human vocal mechanism, from the throat to the lips. OM is considered the embodiment of the ultimate, omnipotent, and all-pervading essence of existence.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Additional support provided by contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund.
I did go in the booth, my OM wasn't exactly as good as it should be! I may pop in again when in the area and try again. Such a fun exhibit as well as mind clearing.
This made me a bit dizzy but I had to take the shot to show you this lovely museum!
I love this ceiling!
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