This is sad news for New York and the world of Buddhist art, particularly Himalayan Buddhist art.
It’s not unexpected, the last several times we’ve been to the Rubin it was pretty empty, and they closed their small (and quite good) restaurant a few years ago, during COVID as I recall.
My wife and I visited the Rubin most recently a couple of weeks ago and for the first time met someone by chance who recognized me from my YouTube videos. That was very cool.
sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā