Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reacting to the Past

What happens when you throw a group of very vocal, quick-witted, and theatrically inclined college professors into a room to debate the partitioning of India in 1947?  Controlled bedlam. That’s how it felt to play the India Game at Barnard … Continue reading

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Education Center Photo Shoot

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with Paul Warchol, architectural photographer, during a photo shoot for our new Education Center.  If you’ve never had the opportunity to be on a photo shoot for architecture, I highly recommend it. … Continue reading

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Professional Pilgrimage

The Rubin’s Education Department crossed the harbor to Staten Island where we visited the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art. Meg Ventrudo, the museum’s Executive Director met with us, and we had a lively discussion on a number of topics … Continue reading

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Mindful Connections

I recently traveled to Houston (as you may know, from other posts), where the American Association of Museums (AAM) annual conference took place. This year’s conference focus was The Museum of Tomorrow. I got to thinking about this focus after … Continue reading

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Audibly Engaging Fine Art

Just last weekend I had decided to take a small trip to Boston since it had been awhile.  This time I wanted to do something I had never done before and check out the Museum of Fine Arts.  Walking into … Continue reading

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Chelsea Dreams

While walking down 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues during my lunch break one afternoon, a magical, colorful world suddenly unfolded before my eyes. The magic began in front of these bright red doors: This is Public School 11, … Continue reading

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American Association of Museums meets the Rubin Museum

Sometimes we go to AAM… …and sometimes AAM comes to us… Today we had the unique pleasure of hosting Ford Bell, President of the American Association of Museums for a talk about our role in advocacy for museums. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University

A few weeks ago I attended Brown commencement as a guest, and I was blown away by the new Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.  If you’ve never been to Brown University, it’s as New England-y as … Continue reading

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Little Explorers: Mountains! June 2011

This month we’re exploring mountains, and each week we’ll be adding to our collaborative mountain collage. June 1, 2011 | Preparing for our journey First, we practiced letter identification and cutting paper to make the title: Up in the Mountains. … Continue reading

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Himalayan Art at MFA Houston & RISD Museum

This has been a busy travel week for me! I started the week in Houston, Texas for the American Association of Museums conference, made a pit stop back at work for three days, then was off to Providence, Rhode Island … Continue reading

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