Educator Open House

On Wednesday, October 5th, 88 educators of pre-K through high school students discovered the art of the Himalayas with the Rubin Museum of Art during our semi-annual Educator Open House.

They enjoyed a free evening of guided tours, information and resource gathering, art making, discussions, and refreshments.  Everyone from the Education & Visitor Experience Department pitched in to help make the evening a success, alongside colleagues from Membership and Development, as well as fantastic volunteers like Marcia and Sarah!

We were honored to be joined by three partner organizations: China Institute, Korea Society, and Trace Foundation’s Latse Library. These aligned cultural institutions set up tables to share their resources for teachers alongside the Rubin, and helped contribute to what one teacher called, “a real town square atmosphere.”

Several teachers brought their children, who jumped right into the art workshop demonstration! Participants made their own 3-D mandala castles using paper – one of the new Art Workshops that we’re offering to K-12 groups to augment their tours this year.

As always, making a Rubin Museum button (or better yet, designing your own) was a popular diversion!

Andrew, Marcos and I took a moment near the end of the event to chat about how museums can continue to build community and expand our efforts to support teachers and students. What are your thoughts?

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