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Mandala Lab Opening Weekend

Free Admission

Friday, October 1, 2021
11:00 AM–4:30 PM

Enjoy free admission to the Rubin during the opening weekend for the Mandala Lab, the Museum’s new interactive space on the remodeled third floor.

Designed to inspire connection, empathy and learning, the Mandala Lab invites visitors to get curious about their emotions with sensory interactives and artist collaborations. Consider how complex feelings show up in your everyday life and imagine how you might have the power to transform them.

As you plan your visit, check our updated visitor and health guidelines, including vaccination requirements.

Lead support of the Mandala Lab is provided by 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, 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. Our supporter list as of July 15, 2021, is in formation.

Mandala Lab opening weekend is sponsored by New York Life.

Reserve your free timed-entry ticket to the Museum. A limited number of timed tickets will be available onsite on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of vaccination and ID are required.