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Educator Open House

Art, empathy, and learning

Thursday, October 20, 2022
5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Join fellow educators for a free, lively evening of art and conversation and a chance to discover the Rubin Museum’s school offerings designed to inspire connection, empathy, and learning.

Mingle with colleagues, explore the new interactive Mandala Lab installation, learn how art from the Himalayan regions can be a springboard for lively discussion around universal ideas, and discover new programs for your students for this school year!

This event is open to K-12 teachers, school administrators, college and university faculty, and museum educators, and will feature:

  • Wine and light refreshments in the K2 Lounge
  • An immersive sound bath experience in the Mandala Lab
  • Ongoing guided tours of the Mandala Lab, the special exhibition Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans, and highlights from the Museum’s collection
  • A mandala art workshop integrating Social, Emotional, and Ethical (SEE) Learning® components

This exclusive event for educators will take place after Museum hours. Advance registration is required.

Mandala Lab and Family and School Programs are made possible with lead support from the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Barbara Bowman, Fred Eychaner, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, and Tiger Baron Foundation.

Major support is provided by Anonymous, Bob and Lois Baylis, Anne and Albert Chao, Con Edison, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, DeWitt Stern, Karen Dorsky, Noah P. Dorsky, Jack Lampl, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Tsherin Sherpa, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and New York Life Insurance Company*, and New York Life.

Public funds are provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

We additionally thank the generosity of 223 sponsors and donors who contributed to our 2020 gala, Inside the Mandala: A Virtual Gala.


Image credit: Filip Wolak, 2022.

Free | Reservation is required