Tag Archives: India

A Ganesh Celebration at Family Art Labs!

Once every fall we hold a Family Art Lab devoted to the beloved elephant-headed deity, Ganesh (also known as Ganesha or Ganapati).  Ganesh is not only popular among Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain communities, but is also famous among many cultures throughout the world.  Perhaps it’s his unique characteristics … Continue reading

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Guest Artist Preeti Vasudevan visits Family Art Labs!

July’s Family Art Lab was all about Himalayan Sounds.  In honor of our sound exploration, we invited special guest artist, Preeti Vasudevan to lead our family tour.  She arrived with many interesting ideas and instruments of her own that enhanced our tour … Continue reading

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Makar Sankranti Celebration at Family Art Labs!

We had a huge turnout on Saturday for our Family Art Lab celebration of Makar Sankranti, the Indian Kite Festival!  This celebration occurs once every year on January 14th, bringing together family and friends to share food and fly kites! … Continue reading

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Join us this Saturday for a celebration of the Indian Kite Festival!

This Saturday, January 11th, from 2pm -4pm, don’t miss out on the Indian Kite Festival Family Art Lab!  This month we will celebrate Makar Sanskranti, the Indian Kite Festival!  We will explore the newest exhibition, Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from … Continue reading

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Join us Saturday for our Bead Dazzle Family Art Lab!

The second Saturday of the month is upon us, once again, and we hope that you and your family will join us for Family Art Labs from 2:00-4:00pm!  This month we will be bead dazzling, beginning with an exploration of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Holi and Color at Yak Packers!

Each Spring, many Hindus in India and Nepal celebrate the festival of Holi.  Holi is a festival of color, celebrating the coming of Spring.  This year Holi will fall on Wednesday, March 27th. Here in Family Programs, we decided to … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Season In Bodhgaya: An Introduction

I have just arrived back, and it is time to reflect on my trip to India. Once I arrived in Bodhgaya, the seat of Buddha’s enlightenment, I was so immediately swept up in the energy of the place, it was … Continue reading

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First Post From India: Safe, but Overwhelmed

I’m writing this, safely, from Bodhgaya, my main location in India, but I’ll start from the beginning: Time moves differently in India. I’ve been here since the third of  December, I know that much, but already I’m not sure what … Continue reading

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Questions of Travel

I am about to take some time off from my work as a full time guide at the Rubin Museum of Art and go to India for the second time. The first time was two years ago, for three months. … Continue reading

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