This is no ordinary museum sleepover, as if any museum sleepover were ordinary. Sleep over at the Rubin Museum for good karma and good dreams under the gaze of more than 100 Buddhas.
Each dreamer at the annual Dream-Over event is assigned a specific piece of art under which to sleep and dream. Before the sleepover, you answer a Dreamlife Questionnaire to determine which artwork will be your bedside companion.
As you wake in the morning, specially trained Dream Interpreters work with you to verbalize your dreams and help interpret them.
There are just 90 Rubin Museum Dream Over tickets, for either solo dreamers or couples. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Sept. 13, and usually sell out fast for this annual event, overnight Oct. 15/16.
Sign up at RubinMuseum.org/dreamover.
Here are the details:
- The Dream-Over begins at 8PM and ends at 9AM the next morning. Dreamers are expected to stay at the museum for the entire event, leaving no earlier than 9AM; readmittance is not allowed.
- The Dream-Over takes place throughout the museum, with dreamers bedding down in the galleries under a piece of art chosen specifically for them.
- Dreamers must bring their own bedding.
- Couples Ticket-holders sleep and dream together under the same work of art and each pay the same price as a Single Ticket. Friends purchasing Single Tickets will be assigned separate sleeping spots that may not be near each other.
- Alcohol and smoking is not permitted.
- All dreamers must be age 18 or older.
What to bring:
- Please arrive dressed in your pajamas, robe, and slippers.
- You must bring your own bedding. The galleries are cold and floors are hard, so bring what you need to be comfortable. Comfy bedding such as duvets, quilts, favorite pillows, thermarests, and blow-up mattresses (with pumps) are recommended for optimum comfort. Tents are not allowed.
- A flashlight.
- Toiletries. While restrooms are available, showers are not.
- Bring earplugs, as the galleries can be echoey and noisy, and sleeping masks or a hat to pull down over your eyes, since lights will be dimmed, not turned off, for safety.
- Please eat dinner before you arrive and do not bring any food or drink into the museum. A late-night snack will be served, as well as a light breakfast. Water fountains are available throughout the museum, but food and drink of all kinds are prohibited in the galleries.
Share your thoughts, discoveries, and images of the event with your friends using the #Dreamover tag on social media.