The Rubin
Recap: March Educator Open House

On Friday, March 20, the Museum welcomed over 90 educators who work with Pre-K through University students to our Spring Educator Open House. This engaging event was the result of collaboration between the Rubin Museum’s Youth & Family and Adult & Academic teams. Throughout the evening, attendees explored the Rubin Museum’s new exhibition “Becoming Another: The Power of Masks,” on view through February 8, 2016.

Educators enjoyed a free evening of guided tours, hands-on mask-making workshops, resource gathering, networking, and delicious refreshments from the Rubin Museum’s Café Serai. We look forward to offering more opportunities for educators to build community and to expand our involvement with teachers and students of all ages. Please enjoy a recap of the evening’s events:

Curator Discussion

Jan Van Alphen, Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research and curator of the exhibition, engaged educators in a lively discussion on the transformative nature of masks.
Jan Van Alphen, Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research and curator of the exhibition, engaged educators in a lively discussion on the transformative nature of masks.

Guided Tours

Our seasoned guides provided tours to the educators further diving into the themes of this show.
Our seasoned guides provided tours to the educators further diving into the themes of this show.


Art Workshop

Educators were able to preview our newest K-12 workshop dedicated to mask making. Participants created masks representing their personal conceptions of power using a range of materials, such as patterned papers, oil pastels, feathers, and rhinestones.
Educators were able to preview our newest K-12 workshop dedicated to mask making. Participants created masks representing their personal conceptions of power using a range of materials, such as patterned papers, oil pastels, feathers, and rhinestones.

Stay tuned for upcoming educator events at the Rubin Museum of Art, such as Professional Developments and Asian Studies Circle gatherings. We hope to see you and your students at the Rubin Museum soon! Engage further with us by scheduling a gallery tour, registering for a workshop, or continuing the learning at home by exploring our range of resources available online.

Featured image: Songtsen Gampo; Tibet; c. 18th-19th century; Papier-mâché and pigment with leather ties. Courtesy the Bruce Miller Collection.


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