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Losar Family Day 2019

Celebrate the Year of the Earth Pig

Sunday, February 17, 2019
12:00 PM–4:00 PM

Kick off the year of the Earth Pig with your family and friends! Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, with an afternoon of art. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations, explore the galleries, listen to Himalayan music, and let your creativity go wild with thematic activities and art projects.



  • Combine art and science to make a sparkling stone geode that represents the Earth element’s characteristics of stability and strength.
  • Embody this year’s astrological sign, the Earth Pig, using the natural materials of soil and rice.
  • Take inspiration from traditional winter bouquets, or metok, and create your own paintings using ears of barley.
  • Create prayer flags with your personal intentions and prayers for the New Year.


  • Discover new dimensions in the Rubin’s art collection with a Losar-themed Gallery Exploration.


  • Contemporary Tibetan artisans work with Himalayan New Year traditions to create beautiful artworks and stories.



Losar Family Day is supported by Agnes Gund and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Free Museum Admission for children and accompanying adults from 12:00-4:00 PM.