Category Archives: K-12 Schools

Teachers at the Rubin Museum – Election Day for Professional Development

On November 4, Election Day, the Rubin help a professional development workshop for K-12 teachers.  The theme of the workshop was Art as a Cross Curricular Connector, focusing on how the Rubin Museum’s collection can be used to complement a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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3D Map Making with High School Students!

I had the great pleasure recently of leading a map making workshop for students from my very own former high school: Townsend Harris! It was such a treat to see again a teacher I knew when I was a student … Continue reading

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Thinking Through Art Residency at PS 33

By Asya This year we began a new partnership with PS 33!  We are working with two pre-K classes in a twenty-session Thinking Through Art residency.  Throughout the residency, we are exploring Himalayan art, learning important art vocabulary, and developing … Continue reading

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Family Art Night at PS 32

Last week, we celebrated our fourth year of partnering with PS 32 in Queens with a fun Family Art Night! In February and March, Rubin Museum educators worked with the entire third grade to discuss Himalayan Art and support classroom … Continue reading

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Fun with Phoenixes at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

As part of a new initiative to bring the Rubin’s educators together to learn more about what other museums around the city are doing for their K-12 audiences, the Education and Engagement staff recently visited the Cathedral Church of St. … Continue reading

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