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Family Sundays

Bead by Bead

Sunday, April 3, 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.

April Family Sundays: Bead by Bead

What does healing mean to you? What do you do to stay healthy and safe? One important healing practice for many Tibetans is using mala, or prayer beads, to recite mantras or do prostrations. Using malas is one form of protection and healing. Inspired by our new Healing Practices exhibition, create your own mala bracelet using the colors, textures, and materials that are meaningful to you!


Mandala Lab and Family Sundays are made possible with lead support from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Major support is provided by Agnes Gund, New York Life Insurance Company*, Con Edison, Anne and Albert Chao, Anne E. Delaney, Noah P. Dorsky, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, the Prospect Hill Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, 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.

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*”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.

Preregistration is SOLD OUT. A limited number of walk-in tickets will be available on a first come first served basis.

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