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Family Sundays

Prayerful Losar

Sunday, March 27, 2022
1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

Proof of vaccination is required for visitors age 5 and up. View our Plan a Visit page for more details.

Family Sundays are in person at the Rubin! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum’s new space, the Mandala Lab, for an afternoon of creativity and self-exploration that both kids and grown-ups will enjoy.

Preregistration is required for either the 1:00 PM or 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.

March Family Sundays: Prayerful Losar

The Rubin Museum is celebrating Losar, the Tibetan New Year! One of the most important festivals in the Tibetan calendar, Losar is marked with an effort to cleanse and purify. The New Year is an opportunity to say “goodbye” to the negatives of the past year and invite all good, positive things into our lives.

Prayer flags are an important feature of Losar. They feature mantras written on them that are thought to purify the air that passes through them and permeate throughout the land. For this month’s Family Sunday, families are invited to create their own inspired prayer flags with messages of hope for the future as an embracement of the new year to come!


Lead support of the Mandala Lab is provided by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Major support is provided by Anne and Albert Chao, Anne E. Delaney, Noah P. Dorsky, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and New York Life. Public funds are provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

We additionally thank the generosity of 223 sponsors and donors who contributed to our 2020 gala, Inside the Mandala: A Virtual Gala. The Mandala Lab’s multi-year campaign is underway, and our supporter list is in formation.

Mandala Lab opening weekend is sponsored by New York Life.

*”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.

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