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Finding Math at the Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum’s Education Department continues to expand its horizons and explore new and surprising lenses through which to look at the art in the museum’s collection. Most recently, the School Programs staff invited educators and administrators from the National … Continue reading

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Are you feeling Peaceful or Wrathful?

Campers from Berkeley Carroll Summer Camp represented their personal protectors – both peaceful and wrathful – inspired by images from The Rubin Museum. Here are some of their great drawings!     What kind of protector would you want?

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A Wonderful Weekend with Carmen Mensink

We were delighted to welcome Carmen Mensink, a gifted educator and artist based in Amsterdam, back to the museum this past weekend.  A practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism who has studied thangka painting extensively, Carmen has taught thangka painting classes in … Continue reading

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What Do American Indian and Himalayan Art Museums Have in Common?

For their latest Educator Meetup, the Rubin Museum’s Education team headed all the way down town to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). While it might seem like a museum devoted to the historical and contemporary material culture … 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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Healing and Wellness Through Art: Weekend Workshop with NYU Art Therapy Students

Each year the Rubin Museum invites current and incoming art therapy students from New York University to join us for an interactive workshop, which includes a gallery tour followed by an art-making session in our Education Center. On May 10th … 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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April Family Sundays Featured the Art of Amulets!

This past Sunday concluded the last week of “Wrapped Wishes,” our amulet making series for April Family Sundays! Throughout the month, families were invited to drop-in and wrap their wishes, hopes and dreams with colorful strings to create their own … Continue reading

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