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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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All programs start in the lobby at the base of the spiral staircase

Gallery Talk: From India East, a Tandem Talking Tour
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
This 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, Coordinator of Adult and Academic Programs, and Evan Goodman, Rubin Museum Guide, facilitators
Gallery Workshop: A Demonstration of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Faculty and educators will learn how the innovative educational method Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is used by museum educators in engaging, inquiry-based discussions while looking at works of art. Great for ELL/ESL students.
Laura Lombard, Head of Adult and 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 inspect the materials, meaning, and function of Himalayan Asian art.
Andrew Buttermilch, Coordinator of Educational Resources and Innovation, facilitator
Gallery Workshop: Teaching with Touch Objects
3:30–4:30 p.m.
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
Gallery Talk: Tibetan Buddhism, Exploring Sacred Art
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Explore traditional Tibetan Buddhist art through lively stories and anecdotes. Learn how this sacred art has resonance and meaning for practitioners in the ancient past and in contemporary life.
Tashi Chodron, Coordinator of Adult and Academic Programs Outreach, facilitator