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 Head Start program had a great time making art with us and exploring the museum.

Our theme for the event was the story of the The Four Harmonious Friends.  The story tells of an elephant, a monkey, a rabbit, and a bird and teaches us the importance of respecting our elders.  Children and their families followed the story by creating each of the four animals at separate stations in the Art Studio.

Making Elephants

Making rabbits

Then they joined all of their animals together to make a mobile in the final part of the art-making at the stringing station.  Children were thrilled to see all of their animals together in a mobile they could hang at home!

child with mobile

When the mobiles were completed, families joined a guide and a Family Programs educator at the museum to hear the story of the The Four Harmonious Friends and to explore the 2nd floor exhibition, Gateway to Himalayan Art.  In the galleries families were invited to go on a scavenger hunt for animals in the artworks.  Parents and children had a great time working as a team to search for the animals and discovered some pretty amazing artworks on the way.


It was a truly great day that could not have happened without the help of all of our staff…

Staff group photo

Our partners, Cool Culture and Little Star.

Our unbelievably helpful volunteers, courtesy of the Chinese American Planning Council

Cool Culture Volunteers

And most importantly our enthusiastic families!

children group photo

We are looking forward to more family events and more family explorers at the Rubin Museum!


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