Category Archives: Gallery Tours

Drama and the Rubin Museum

Earlier this month, the Lincoln Center Theater opened 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, 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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Recent Expeditions to the Asia Society and the Met!

As educators, we are constantly learning from each other and looking to find new techniques and strategies we can use to enhance our own practice. Here in the Education Department, we have recently taken several field trips to learn more … Continue reading

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Family Sundays in June!

Join us at Family Sundays in June for super sculpting!  In the Museum pick up a gallery search or go on the 2 pm Family Tour of the exhibition, From India East, to see sculptures made of clay, stone, wood, and metal. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Family Sundays!

This Sunday, May 11th, is a day for celebrating our mothers.  Since Sundays are officially a day for families here at the Rubin Museum, we thought Family Sundays would be the perfect opportunity to bring mom to the Museum and to do … Continue reading

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Launch of Family Sundays!

Last Sunday Family Programs held our first Family Sundays drop-in program and I will modestly say it was a huge success.  We had over 50 people in attendance throughout the afternoon and everyone looked to be having a great time. … 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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Losar Family Day!

In early March Family Programs led the Museum in a celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with our annual Losar Family Day.  With its many moving parts, this celebration required participation from nearly every department in the Museum.  Because … Continue reading

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Masterworks: Shiva Vishavarupa

With the re-opening of the exhibition Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection, we asked our Curatorial Department to help us explore a painting on display titled, Shiva Vishavarupa.     RMA: How was the painting used by the viewer? Such paintings usually … Continue reading

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