2006_08_buddha.JPGThe Rubin Museum of Art, which is on West 17th Street, has a very cool website called Explore Art. Explore Art is an interactive way to learn about art - in this instance, Himalayan art that the Rubin Museum specializes in. There's a "Decode" function that explains certain elements in the piece of art, a comparison of the work with a Western counterpart, and even a way to see "buried treasure" - small details that mean a lot. While there's no comparison with heading to the museum to see the works in person, we love this website because it's very informative and easy to navigate - perfect for a little educational daydreaming.

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