Sunday, July 24, 2022
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 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.
July Family Sundays: Damaru Drumbeats
What makes music sound happy, sad, or scary? What types of sounds might you connect with anger? Inspired by the Mandala Lab’s gong orchestra installation, this month practice being aware of your emotions by making your own instrument! Create your own handheld Damaru-inspired drum, an instrument used for meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism. How might you describe the sound of your drum? How does that sound make you feel?
Mandala Lab and Family Sundays are made possible with lead support from The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, 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, Anne E. Delaney, Noah P. Dorsky, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Jack Lampl, 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, 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.
We additionally thank the generosity of 223 sponsors and donors who contributed to our 2020 gala, Inside the Mandala: A Virtual Gala.
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