Rubin Museum Reception and Baruch College Conference

The Rubin Museum of Art and Baruch College are partnering to promote an upcoming conference, Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation taking place at Baruch College, Thursday, April 25, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm.

Conference sessions will explore the hypothesis that exposure to and participation with the arts provide enriched and innovative learning experiences for college students inside and outside the classroom. Presenters will examine collaborative models between arts institutions, particularly museums and colleges and universities, and examine how educators are integrating the arts across the curriculum. As part of the program, Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, co-creators of Smarthistory, a multimedia web-book about art and art history, will present from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

To kick off the conference, the Rubin Museum is hosting a reception Wednesday, April 24, 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Christian Luczanits, Rubin Museum Senior Curator, will give a private tour of his innovative exhibition, Flip Side, at 5:30 pm. The Flip Side presents both sides of a beautiful group of Tibetan scroll paintings (thangkas), sculptures, and initiation cards in detail, revealing clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. Flip Side exhibition 

Conference events are free and open to the public. Please register to attend one or both events.

Rubin Museum Reception registration: April 24, 4:30-7:30 pm; Flip Side tour with Christian Luczanits, 5:30 pm. Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street. To register click here        

Baruch College Conference registration: April 25, 8:00 – 6:30 pm. Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, 7th floor, 151 East 25th Street. To register click here

Baruch College Conference questions should be directed to Dr. Stan Altman, Director of the Baruch College-Rubin Museum Project: or 646-660-6792.

Rubin Museum Reception questions should be directed to Laura Lombard, Manager, University Programs & Partnerships: or 212-620-5000 ext. 246.

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