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Thinking Through Art Residency at PS 33

By Asya This year we began a new partnership with PS 33!  We are working with two pre-K classes in a twenty-session Thinking Through Art residency.  Throughout the residency, we are exploring Himalayan art, learning important art vocabulary, and developing … Continue reading

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Ekphrazein: A Meeting of Poetry and Image

Chantal Lee, Rubin Museum Guide, and Giada Shaver, Apprentice Museum Educator at the Rubin Museum, conceived and organized a magical evening of poetry on September 20, 2013, at the C.G. Jung Foundation inspired by ARAS, the Archive for Research in … Continue reading

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Art in Context: A Day at Palyul Ling Retreat Center

The following entry was written by Visitor Experience Associate, Anne Brink. Tibetans are known for crafting beautiful microcosms of their culture in just about any place outside their native Himalayas. There are many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries located in North America; … Continue reading

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Training New Docents, Honing Old Skills

This entry was written by full time guide, Laura Browarny and her recent experience training new docents for the museum. The Rubin Museum of art is in the midst of an exhaustive and exciting orientation for a new batch of … Continue reading

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Auspicious Stitches Prepares for Family Day

The whole museum is involved with our Fall Family Day. This year we’re going to have an Amazing Animal Adventure by exploring the Four Noble Friends (an Elephant, Monkey, Rabbit, and Bird) in the galleries. Our Auspicious Stitchers have been … Continue reading

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Que Sera, Sera! The Growing Pains of a Young Professional

                    A year and a half ago, on the first day of my zillionth semester of college, I sat timidly in a required art class: ‘Intro to the Visual Experience’. As … Continue reading

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Oh, the Stories They Tell: Using Art to Inspire Senior Writers

This is a guest post about our Senior Writing program written by Nina Goss. My first visit to the Rubin was in early 2011, to see a movie I’d read a review of in the Times, by a woman who’d … Continue reading

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The Art of “I Don’t Know”

As an Apprentice Museum Educator, I have the opportunity and privilege of leading school tours. Before I came to the Rubin, I never thought of museum tours as gallery experiences but instead I thought of them as, well, just tours. … Continue reading

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Mandalas in the Morning

As one of the Rubin’s four Apprentice Museum Educators (here we are), one of my jobs is to visit schools before they bring their classes to the galleries.  Last Friday I led my first classroom experience. For my pre-visit I … Continue reading

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Week(s)-in-Review: November 21 – December 2, 2011

Many apologies for not posting last week, but to be honest, the recovery from a post-Thanksgiving tryptophanic induced food coma and a week in Jury Duty made for poor reflective writing head space. That doesn’t mean that great things weren’t … Continue reading

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