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DIY: Tibetan Prayer Flags for a Harmonious Space!

Prayer flags are believed to bring happiness, long life, and prosperity to those who create them.  Let’s make some!  Each color has a special meaning: blue/space, white/air, red/fire, green/water, and yellow/earth. Here’s an image of prayer flags hanging from a Buddhist … Continue reading

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Meeting of Minds

Recently, a group of Art Museum School Programs Managers put their heads together. Organized by Ai We Seow, Coordinator of School and Educator Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, our group met in the Whitney’s Education Studio – … Continue reading

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Professional Development: Mindfulness in Education

School Programs launched its first Election Day open-enrollment Professional Development Workshop for K-12 educators on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Our theme was Mindfulness in Education. Our goal was to offer teachers a chance to experience mindfulness for themselves, as well … Continue reading

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Four Years of Collaboration

This morning, the Rubin embarked on its fourth year of collaboration with Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Part of our Himalayan Art Encounters program for schools, this partnership grew out of the authentic integration of the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Evaluation: K-12 Visitor Profiles

The academic year runs from September to August, and summer is a time for the School Programs team to reflect on, evaluate, and improve what we do during 60-minute gallery tours with K-12 groups for the coming year. Throughout the … Continue reading

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David Bowles and I have a structural column between our desks that we’ve dubbed the “Idea Parking Lot.” It is plastered with sticky notes of project ideas, organizational strategies, and things we want to remember. One of these sticky notes … Continue reading

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The Himalayas in Flushing

  Last Wednesday night, Rukhshan, Marilyn, Anqi and I traveled to Flushing to help children, families, and teachers get creative as we represented the museum at an exciting celebration of student art, learning, and self-expression at PS 32Q. Over 80 … Continue reading

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Imagination and play in the classroom

I recently had the opportunity to visit the school I attended from kindergarten through 3rd grade, and to chat (for the first time as an adult) with some of the educators that helped shaped how I engage with the world.  … Continue reading

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Thresholds

Into this wilde Abyss, The Womb of nature and perhaps her Grave, Of neither Sea, nor Shore, nor Air, nor Fire, But all these in thir pregnant causes mixt Confus’dly, and which thus must ever fight, Unless th’ Almighty Maker … Continue reading

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