Category Archives: Museums

Staff Sightings: Evan Goodman at the Brooklyn Childrens Museum

This morning I received an e-mail from the former Director of Education and Visitor Experience of the Rubin Museum of Art, Marcos Stafne PhD about the incredibly exciting things that are happening at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.  In his update … Continue reading

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Raja-Rani: King & Queen for a Day at Family Art Labs!

Saturday we had yet another fun day at Family Art Labs.  Our theme of the day was Raja-Rani, which means “King & Queen” in Hindi.  This workshop took us on an exploration of the newly opened Fiercely Modern: Art of … Continue reading

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School Programs Explore Painting Materials!

Earlier this week, the School Programs team experimented with and explored the possibilities of using natural mineral pigments and bovine hide glue to create our very own paint! We mixed up four powered pigments (made from ground minerals) with water … Continue reading

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Welcome Bill Appleton-Director of Education and Visitor Experience

  It is with great pleasure that the Rubin Museum of Art and the Education Department welcomes its new Director of Education and Visitor Experience, Bill Appleton! Before arriving to the Rubin Museum of Art, Mr. Appleton served as the … Continue reading

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Cool Culture Family Day at the Rubin!

Over the weekend Family Programs held our spring Family Day with Cool Culture.   We worked hard the past few months preparing for the event, and were finally rewarded in a fun and successful day!  The families of Little Star … Continue reading

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Celebrating Holi and Color at Yak Packers!

Each Spring, many Hindus in India and Nepal celebrate the festival of Holi.  Holi is a festival of color, celebrating the coming of Spring.  This year Holi will fall on Wednesday, March 27th. Here in Family Programs, we decided to … Continue reading

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Tibetan Felting at Family Art Labs!

I have been hearing about how cool felting is since I began my work here at the Rubin Museum (back in September 2012).  I learned how to felt through a mini workshop with my fellow coworkers and was very inspired by … Continue reading

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The Place of Provenance: Educator Resource Guide

  Following the opening of the exhibition The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting , the Education Department at the Rubin Museum have created an Educator Resource guide that can help both teachers and their students with the … Continue reading

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Collaborative Sand Mandalas at Family Art Labs!

Nemo who!?  Despite blizzard conditions over the weekend, Family Art Labs was in full swing.  We had a small, yet brave group of families who trudged through the snow to help us begin the celebration of Losar (the Tibetan New … Continue reading

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Saturday Family Art Lab Puppeteering Workshop!

It’s January already!?  Another year has come and the Family Programs team has just finished hosting our monthly Saturday Family Art Lab.  This month’s theme was Shadow Puppets, a personal favorite of mine.  We began the workshop by discussing the … Continue reading

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