The Rubin is transforming. Read important updates from our Executive Director.

The Mandala Lab, located on the Rubin Museum’s remodeled third floor, invites curiosity about our emotions. Inspired by powerful Buddhist principles, the interactive space features five thought-provoking, playful experiences that guide visitors along an inner journey focused on self-awareness and awareness of others.

Hear from Dawn Eshelman, Head of Programs at the Rubin, as well as visitors who share their experiences and impressions in the Mandala Lab.

Lead support of the Mandala Lab is provided by the 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, Linda Schejola, 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, and our supporter list is in formation.

Mandala Lab opening weekend is sponsored by New York Life.