Whether attending a free teen event, joining us for a few weeks for an Art Lab, or participating in career focused internships through RMA Teens and Teen Guide Council; the Rubin Museum of Art offers a wide range of innovative experiences for teens.
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Sacred Spaces & Divine Places
Saturday, May 11th, 2013. 3pm-6:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art. 150W 17th Street
Join us for an event that will transform the Museum into a living art shrine! Come at 3 pm and experience the art of conversation by joining loose dialogues led by teens at any number of works of art in the Flipside: the Unseen in Tibetan Art and Living Shrines exhibitions. Conversations will be unfolding all over the place and it’s up to you to flit around to any number of ephemeral discussions or passionately take up residence at the same piece for the whole time.
Then collaboratively build a massive art shrine with installation artist Joe Mangrum. Cast your own Buddhist sculptures filled with a personal wish, add your fragrances of the divine at our lush aromatherapy zone, drizzle sand mandalas and more to make ritual offerings to the art shrine. The evening will be completed with a surprise destruction ritual. The art shrine will be disassembled, and pieces of it will be dispersed among guests to take home (you!).
Flip Side: The Unseen in Tibetan Art features (for the first time ever!) the usually hidden BACKS of Tibetan religious art. Much of what is found on the back, such as secret hand print blessings and mantras, relates to the consecration ritual through which the artwork is transformed into a sacred object. Lisa Ross' Living Shrines photography shows Muslim shrines called mazars created during pilgrimages which are continually adorned with devotional offerings that mark a visit. The flags and objects left by visitors of the handmade mazars and the backs of Flipside invite reflection on what makes something sacred.
This event is organized by The Rubin Museum of Art’s Teen Guide Council. This event is FREE to attend, and NO RSVP is required.
Teen Art Labs offer an opportunity to discuss art critically, think creatively, work with professional artists, and make art.
Connected City Teen Art Lab
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in July 2013. 2-5:30
This summer, globe-trot without leaving the city by taking a journey to cross-cultural hotspots as you experience an art museum like never before! Investigate works of art at the Rubin Museum of Art followed by related trips to off the beaten track temples, contemporary art events, cuisine, theater and museums in this free summer internship!
• Explore Himalayan Art and Culture
• Take related art adventures and expand your repertoire of must see cultural treasures in NYC
• Learn the art of discussion as part of a passionate group of teens who love art
• Work on a dedicated team of teens to produce videos and blogs
Apply online NOW!
Deadline: Friday, May 31
See what a year at the Museum can do for you! RMA Teens is a free after-school program for high school students with a strong interest in art or careers in the arts. Participants get a behind the scenes look at how a museum operates, explore career paths in the arts, and gain access to one of the best collections of Himalayan art in the world. Students are invited to make the museum a place of their own while having exciting opportunities to:
• Explore the art and culture of Tibet, India, Nepal, China, and beyond
• Be creative with art-making workshops that explore silk-screening, Himalayan painting, and more
• Create a gallery resource for teens that will be distributed at the museum
• Get career guidance and work closely with museum curators, artists, and arts professionals
• Take regular dynamic NYC trips to explore related cultural treasures and the hottest art events
RMA Teens meet on Thursday afternoons during the school year from 4-6 pm.
Students who participate in RMA Teens for one year are eligible to design teen events and give tours of the museum to visitors get paid doing it through the Teen Guide Council Program!
This program is full for the 2012 school year.
For more information please e-mail email@example.com.
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RMA Teen Guides expand on and share their knowledge of Himalayan art by joining museum staff as members of the Teen Guide Council. RMA Teen Guide Council members:
• Continue to deepen their knowledge of Himalayan Art and Culture with mentorship from arts professionals, special trips and art-sessions
• Contribute by designing and giving gallery tours, and developing teen guides to the museum
• Communicate with other teens in an international exchange.
• Collaborate with arts professionals and artists to design FREE events for teens
Teens who have participated in the program have gone on to participate in careers at the Rubin Museum of Art and other arts institutions. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation in RMA Teens is a prerequisite to participating in the RMA Teen Guide Council program.
Education programs are made possible, in part, by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
Additional funding for After School Youth Development is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Support for After School Youth Development is also provided by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust, with additional funding of RMA Teens and the Teen Council Guide by The Pinkerton Foundation.