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The Rubin Museum pursues happiness


This fall, the Rubin Museum of Art, known for cool programming like sleepovers, is delving into what makes New Yorkers—and everyone else—happy.

Through a series called “Happy Talk,” the museum is bringing in everyone from Hollywood actors and Buddhist philosophers to neuroscientists to talk about what happiness means, and how people find it, while tying in discussions of how happiness is expressed in the paintings that fill its galleries.

Every event scheduled sounds riveting (and some have already sold out): Julianne Moore will discuss family happiness with a developmental psychologist, a Tibetan lama will take on the wisdom of positive thinking, and David Rockefeller will talk about whether giving money away can lead to happiness.

Hopefully, you’ll leave smiling.

Happy Talk is runs through December 30. Visit for a complete list of events and prices.