Category Archives: Family

Book Art at Family Art Labs!

Last weekend we hosted our December Family Art Lab focusing on the art of books and their importance in Tibetan Culture.  We began with an exploration of the exhibition, All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide, focusing on a set of 54 paintings … Continue reading

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DIY: Tibetan Prayer Flags for a Harmonious Space!

Prayer flags are believed to bring happiness, long life, and prosperity to those who create them.  Let’s make some!  Each color has a special meaning: blue/space, white/air, red/fire, green/water, and yellow/earth. Here’s an image of prayer flags hanging from a Buddhist … Continue reading

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Creating a Sand Mandala at Family Art Labs!

Last Saturday Family Programs held a very special Family Art Lab where we learned all about mandalas and collaborated to created a giant sand mandala.  It was a unique experience for all and I think everyone had a nice take away from the … Continue reading

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Nepali Paper Making at Family Art Labs!

We had yet another sold out Family Art Lab this October and it was such a thrill to share my growing paper making skills with so many families.  We began our workshop by discussing handmade paper making techniques in Nepal – … 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, and Families. Throughout the weekend, over 150 educators, professors, and families came to watch three … Continue reading

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A Ganesh Celebration at Family Art Labs!

Once every fall we hold a Family Art Lab devoted to the beloved elephant-headed deity, Ganesh (also known as Ganesha or Ganapati).  Ganesh is not only popular among Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain communities, but is also famous among many cultures throughout the world.  Perhaps it’s his unique characteristics … Continue reading

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Guest Artist Preeti Vasudevan visits Family Art Labs!

July’s Family Art Lab was all about Himalayan Sounds.  In honor of our sound exploration, we invited special guest artist, Preeti Vasudevan to lead our family tour.  She arrived with many interesting ideas and instruments of her own that enhanced our tour … Continue reading

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Himalayan Sounds Family Art Lab This Saturday!

Join us on Saturday, July 12th, from 2 PM – 4 PM, for our Himalayan Sounds Family Art Lab!  Hear monks chanting in the Tibetan Shrine Room and join our special guest, Preeti Vasudevan, on an exploration of the galleries to discover musical instruments … Continue reading

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Staff Connections: Laura Craft, Coordinator of Family Programs

Running a museum takes a whole team of professionals whose different skills help make the Rubin Museum of Art one of the premiere places to visit. To get to know us a little more, and to explore different careers in … Continue reading

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Celebrating Collaboration with PS 33 Chelsea Prep

By Asya and Larissa On June 10, the students of Ms. Scott’s and Ms. Georgantonis Pre-K classes at PS 33 celebrated the end of a 20-session arts residency at the Rubin Museum with morning of art activities, snacks and sharing. … Continue reading

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