Year of the Watercolor Hare
Sunday, February 12, 2023
1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults
Family Sundays are in person at the Rubin! Bring your family to the Mandala Lab on the third floor for an afternoon of creativity and self-exploration that both kids and grown-ups will enjoy.
February Family Sundays:
This month, we celebrate the holiday of Losar, which marks the Tibetan Lunar New Year. The associated astrological symbol of the coming year is the Water Hare. People born during the year of the Water Hare are said to be sensitive to the feelings of others, and therefore dedicated to bringing about good in the world. Water represents the power to shift and change, while keeping a sense of clarity. As we mark this new year of the Water Hare, create your own Watercolor Hare to represent the good you wish to see in the world, and collage a field for your Water Hare wishes to leap forward from.
Mandala Lab and Family Sundays 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, Max Meehan, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Sarah and Craig Richardson, 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.
*”NEW YORK LIFE” and the NEW YORK LIFE Box Logo are trademarks of New York Life Insurance Company. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Reservations are required for the 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM time slots.
The program is free for your family, and each ticket comes with free access to the Museum galleries.
Each month we explore a new theme, with an art-making activity centered around that theme. A Museum educator does a brief demonstration of the project, teaches the art-making techniques, and lets you explore ways to make the project your own.