This school year has been a busy one for all of the Teens participating in our programs at the Rubin Museum. We celebrated the great work the Teens have been producing with an end-of-year event.
Every year the RMA Teens publish an annual zine to share what they’ve experienced at the Rubin Museum of Art with a wider audience. Inspired by Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics, this year the Teens created a comic called The Tour that takes you on an adventure through the galleries.
Teen Guide Council Leaders worked in collaboration with contemporary artist Chitra Ganesh to produce a thangka painting in response to the Tibet in Comics and the Once Upon Many Timesexhibitions at the Museum. Tibet in Comics explores how comics and other forms of pop culture have historically presented a distorted view of Tibet abounding with absurdities such as it being an otherworldly land roamed by the yeti. At their worst, the comics promote severe misconceptions and cultural stereotypes. Inspired by the exhibitions, Teen Guide Council decided to do an interpretation of the traditional painting of Green Tara conquering fearsome situations called Tara of the Himalayan Stereotypes