Author Archives: Laura Sloan

About Laura Sloan

Laura Sloan is the Docent and Education Programs Coordinator at the Rubin Museum of Art. Along with recruiting and training new Docents she ensures the current Docents have everything they need to lead incredible tours at the museum including ongoing trainings and professional developments. She started her journey at the Rubin as an intern in 2011 and in 2013 Laura completed her M.A. in Museum Studies from City College.

What do a Jewish synagogue and a Buddhist museum have in common?

For our latest education excursion on October 7th, the Rubin Museum docents and education team visited the Museum at Eldridge Street, a restored synagogue and national historic landmark.  You may be asking yourself “but what do a Jewish synagogue and … Continue reading

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Take Time To Smell The Roses

As the Rubin Museum’s Docent Coordinator part of my job is to plan and manage Docent schedules each month, facilitate trainings, and organize research materials. Additionally, a very important part of my job is to boost Docent morale, show them … Continue reading

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Healing and Wellness Through Art: Weekend Workshop with NYU Art Therapy Students

Each year the Rubin Museum invites current and incoming art therapy students from New York University to join us for an interactive workshop, which includes a gallery tour followed by an art-making session in our Education Center. On May 10th … Continue reading

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October 2013 Thangka-Making Workshop with Carmen Mensink

Over two weekends this October visitors not only had a chance to view Tibetan paintings, called thangkas, in the Rubin Museum galleries, they also were able to create their own thangkas during The Buddha of Ultimate Healing: A Thangka-Making Workshop … Continue reading

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October’s American Sign Language Tour at the Rubin

After a brief hiatus this summer, the Rubin Museum’s American Sign Language (ASL) tours began again in a very colorful way – focusing on our exhibition Count Your Blessings: The Art of Prayer Beads in Asia open from August 2, … Continue reading

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Exploring Radical Terrain: Adult Writing Workshop at the Rubin

If you visited the Rubin Museum on a Wednesday evening in April you may have seen an eager group of visitors exploring artwork together, then focused in deep concentration over their notebooks, writing responses to individual pieces.  This group was … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Looking Glass

Things are not always as they seem.  Or at least things are not always as they seem from our perspective.  In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice steps through the mirror to find a world on the surface much … Continue reading

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Seeing the Museum as a Preschool Visitor

When faced with the challenge of exploring the galleries from a child’s perspective, our Apprentice Museum Educators, Evan G. and Tarona H., not only physically lowered themselves to the height of a preschooler, they also used a camera as a … Continue reading

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Spring Family Day 2012: Himalayan New Year!

The Rubin Museum of Art celebrated the Himalayan New Year (Losar) on February 25, 2012 with a day of art-making, music and more. Close to 3000 visitors walked through our doors and in addition to exploring our galleries, they participated … Continue reading

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