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University Open House

October 5, 2013

11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Free admission for students, faculty, and staff who show a valid college ID at the door.

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Program Schedule
All gallery tours and talks meet in the Spiral Lobby

Complimentary Gallery Talks and Workshops   
Gallery Experience: From India East: A Tandem Talking Tour

11:30 am – 12:30 p.m.
A lively and engaging conversation between two Rubin Museum educators will explore the migration of Hindu and Buddhist sacred art and ideas across space and time, starting with ancient India and moving to Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, as well as Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia. Michael Obremski and Evan Goodman, Rubin Museum Guides, facilitators.


Gallery Experience: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Demonstration

12:30 pm - 1:30 p.m.
Faculty and educators will learn how an innovative educational method, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), is used by museum educators for engaging, inquiry-based discussions while looking at works of art. Great for ELL/ESL students. Laura Lombard, Head of Adult & Academic Programs, facilitator.


Education Center Workshop: Artifact Investigation

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 During a hands-on collaborative workshop held in the Rubin Museum’s Education Center, faculty and educators will investigate a select group of touch objects to sleuth out materials, meaning, and function of Himalayan Asian artwork. Andrew Buttermilch, Coordinator of Educational Resources, facilitator.


Gallery Talk: Teaching with Touch Objects

3:30 - 4:30
Learn how to use touch objects in museums to help students with diverse skill levels and backgrounds respond to, discuss, and reflect deeply on works of art. Great for ELL/ESL students. Andrew Buttermilch, Coordinator of Educational Resources, facilitator.