Category Archives: Professional Development

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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Rubin Education Team Visits the Queens Museum of Art!

Recently, the education team here at the Rubin took another field trip; this time to the Queens Museum of Art! We went to see the new “Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art” exhibit featuring many works from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation! While … Continue reading

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What do a Jewish synagogue and a Buddhist museum have in common?

For our latest education excursion on October 7th, the Rubin Museum docents and education team visited the Museum at Eldridge Street, a restored synagogue and national historic landmark.  You may be asking yourself “but what do a Jewish synagogue and … 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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Art in Context: A Day at Palyul Ling Retreat Center

The following entry was written by Visitor Experience Associate, Anne Brink. Tibetans are known for crafting beautiful microcosms of their culture in just about any place outside their native Himalayas. There are many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries located in North America; … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Looking Glass

Things are not always as they seem.  Or at least things are not always as they seem from our perspective.  In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice steps through the mirror to find a world on the surface much … Continue reading

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Meeting of Minds

Recently, a group of Art Museum School Programs Managers put their heads together. Organized by Ai We Seow, Coordinator of School and Educator Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, our group met in the Whitney’s Education Studio – … Continue reading

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Visual Thinking Strategies and the Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum is part of a national leadership project and initiative being conducted by Queensborough Community College (CUNY) with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences called Culture and Literacies through Art for the 21st Century or … Continue reading

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Make Time, Do Everything, Be Surprised

The NYCDOE School Year Calendar states clearly that twice a year, “students in all five boroughs will not be in attendance, but schools in all five boroughs will be scheduled for a Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development related to … Continue reading

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