Category Archives: Visitor Experience

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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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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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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Marcos’ Top 10 Favorite Things at the Rubin Museum- a Fond Farewell

My time at the Rubin Museum has come to an end.  I’m trekking off to work with the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. I’ve grown so much at the Rubin and will miss everyone dearly. I’ll still be guest-posting on the Education  … Continue reading

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The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

On Saturday, September 22, the School Programs team collaborated with Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth on an all-day Himalayan Art Encounters program. The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) offers gifted and talented K-12 students a wide range of academic … Continue reading

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EdLab Visits the Rubin Museum

EdLab stopped by the Rubin Museum last week to film our work with Visual Thinking Strategies and culturally specific, content rich collections. EdLab is a research, design, and development unit at Teachers College, Columbia University. After watching a full VTS … 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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Durga: Drawn from memory

Durga, Nepal; 13th century Gilt copper alloy, C2005.16.11 (HAR 65433)

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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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