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Member Sneak Peek: Mandala Lab

with lead exhibition designer Brianne Muscente-Solga

Rubin Museum members are invited to join a virtual presentation with Senior Manager of Exhibition Design Brianne Muscente-Solga for an in-depth look at our upcoming third-floor experience, the Mandala Lab.

Opening this fall, the Mandala Lab is an innovative initiative that uses the mandala as inspiration for teaching social, emotional, and ethical learning across our newly redesigned third floor. As an interactive exhibition and home for family and school programs with digital content, the Mandala Lab will empower visitors of all ages by offering potentially transformative experiences—in-person and virtually. Take a peek at this inspirational and imaginative space from concept to application.

About the speaker

Brianne Muscente-Solga is the senior manager of exhibition design at the Rubin Museum of Art. With the human experience in mind, she designs and develops exhibitions for museum audiences that are engaging and inclusive. She has worked at the Rubin since 2018 and also serves as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Prior to the Rubin, she was a senior exhibition designer at the New York Historical Society for over a decade. She graduated with the award of excellence in visual presentation and exhibit design from FIT.

With our Mandala Lab campaign currently underway, the Rubin Museum would like to thank our generous supporters who have contributed so far:

Lead support is provided by Shelley and Donald Rubin, Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Rasika and Girish Reddy, Tiger Baron Foundation, with major support provided by The Prospect Hill Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Noah P. Dorsky, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

We additionally thank the generosity of 223 sponsors and donors who contributed to our 2020 gala, Inside the Mandala: A Virtual Gala

This event is exclusive to Rubin Museum members. If you are a member, please check your inbox to access the program. Contact if you have any questions.