Tag Archives: Tradition Transformed

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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Creating a Sand Mandala at Family Art Labs!

Last Saturday Family Programs held a very special Family Art Lab where we learned all about mandalas and collaborated to created a giant sand mandala.  It was a unique experience for all and I think everyone had a nice take away from the … Continue reading

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Losar Family Day!

In early March Family Programs led the Museum in a celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with our annual Losar Family Day.  With its many moving parts, this celebration required participation from nearly every department in the Museum.  Because … Continue reading

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Losar Family Day is almost here!

March has arrive and we are preparing for our largest family event of the year, Losar Family Day: Himalayan New Year.  This event takes place this Saturday, March 8th from 12pm-4pm.  Join us in our celebration with a day full of art, … Continue reading

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Traditional Tibetan Felting Family Art Lab!

We had a full house last Saturday for our Traditional Tibetan Felting Family Art Lab. This time of year many families seek fun, indoor weekend activities and what better way to spend a cold day than learning how to felt … Continue reading

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Join us on Saturday for Nepali Paper Making at Family Art Labs!

This Saturday, November 9th, from 2pm -4pm don’t miss out on our Nepali Paper Making Family Art Lab!  This month we will be learning the art of traditional Nepalese paper making, beginning with an exploration of the exhibition, Flip Side: The … Continue reading

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Tibetan Felting at Family Art Labs!

I have been hearing about how cool felting is since I began my work here at the Rubin Museum (back in September 2012).  I learned how to felt through a mini workshop with my fellow coworkers and was very inspired by … Continue reading

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Museum A/V Club: Video in the Rubin’s Galleries and Online

How can art museums use video as an effective learning tool? It might seem like an a question that has been asked as long as there has been film projectors, beta decks and VCRs, but as the technology to make … Continue reading

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Thinking About Culture with a Capital “C” in the Galleries

Last week, I carved out just enough time in my otherwise busy, administrative life to lead a tour for a group of college students from Parsons School for Design, which is just around the corner from the Rubin Museum of … Continue reading

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