Author Archives: Laura B

About Laura B

Laura B is the Coordinator of School Programs, focusing on K-12 gallery-based programs, at the Rubin Museum of Art. With an education in Art history and an MA in Museum Studies, Laura has worked at various museums around New York City including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Laura has found a home in the Education Department at the Rubin and she enjoys the sense of community that the museum engenders among all of its employees. She hopes to continue to grow both professionally and personally while teaching and learning about the art of Himalayan Asia.

Drama and the Rubin Museum

Earlier this month, the Lincoln Center Theater openedĀ a new play called The Oldest Boy. Written by Sarah Ruhl, MacArthur recipient and Tony nominee, The Oldest Boy explores a topic that is near and dear to the Education staff at the … Continue reading

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Recap of the Mandala Open House for K-12 Educators and Families in Photographs

This past weekend, September 19th-21st, the Rubin Museum of Art’s Education team hosted a weekend of open houses for various audiences including K-12 Educators, University Professors, andĀ Families. Throughout the weekend, over 150 educators, professors, and families came to watch three … Continue reading

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Finding Math at the Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum’s Education Department continues to expand its horizons and explore new and surprising lenses through which to look at the art in the museum’s collection. Most recently, the School Programs staff invited educators and administrators from the National … Continue reading

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What Do American Indian and Himalayan Art Museums Have in Common?

For their latest Educator Meetup, the Rubin Museum’s Education team headed all the way down town to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). While it might seem like a museum devoted to the historical and contemporary material culture … Continue reading

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Fun with Phoenixes at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

As part of a new initiative to bring the Rubin’s educators together to learn more about what other museums around the city are doing for their K-12 audiences, the Education and Engagement staff recently visited the Cathedral Church of St. … Continue reading

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Educating the Educators

The Rubin Museum of Art prides itself on our engaging, exciting, and enlightening education programs from school workshops to public tours of the exhibitions. Aside from a dedicated Education and Engagement staff, the Rubin also cultivates a team of part … Continue reading

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Youth and Family Heads Uptown

The Rubin Museum of Art and The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine may seem like unlikely partners. One deals with sacred art from the high Himalayas, while the other focuses on high, Gothic pillars, stained glass windows, and … Continue reading

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