Author Archives: Pauline

About Pauline

As Manager of Youth Development at the Rubin Museum of Art, I design, facilitate and teach youth development programs for teens and college students that take place during out-of-school time. At the Rubin Museum, I can combine my huge love for Asian Art and culture with my other favorite thing: working with students!

Teen Run Teen Nights!!!

Last Saturday, teen leaders who work at the Museum as part of our Teen Guide Council hosted an amazing teen-run event – Samsara: Journey to Enlightenment.  The event was a huge success attracting 200 NYC area teen visitors! This teen night was an … Continue reading

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Teen Success Stories

One of the best parts of working in youth development is to see what happens to the students AFTER the programs.  I’ve been getting some incredible updates from recent Teen Programs Alum in the past few weeks.  One with ambition … Continue reading

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On Becoming NYC Pilgrims

We’ve got a fantastic Pilgrimage and Faith exhibition up this summer and teen programming is celebrating by presenting all pilgrimage-themed workshops! Students in the Transformative Treks Teen Art Lab create works of art in response to the theme of pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Role of Art in Universal Communication and Feeling Deeply

Last week, Teen Guide Council (TGC) Leaders at the Rubin Museum of Art participated in a series of live international exchanges through video conferencing in partnership with Global Nomads Group (, connecting with high school classrooms around the USA and … Continue reading

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Hindu Stories Revisited

One of our greatest treasures at the Rubin Museum of Art is a collection of stories about the art that we often use during tours.  Stories such as the Hindu tales of how Ganesh got his Elephant Head, the warrior … Continue reading

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What to emphasize when training teens to give tours at the museum?

This year, we’re really excited to have 17 enthusiastic, talented high school students from last year’s RMA Teens Program back for a second year in our new Teen Guide Council Program. One of their main responsibilities this year will be … Continue reading

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