Rubin Museum of Art

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Adult Education

Adult Workshops

Photos by Evi Abeler & Michael J. Palma

The Rubin Museum of Art offers a range of classes and workshops based on the art and culture of the Himalayas. Please refer to individual program details for registration and fee information. For further information or to have your named added to an announcement e-blast list for early registration opportunities please e-mail 

Art in Context
Art Making
Auspicious Stitches

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Upcoming Adult Education Programs

Nutritional Health and Happiness
Tashi Chodron
Wednesday, April 9-30
6:00-8:00 p.m. SOLD OUT

Inspired by the Rubin Museum’s exhibition, Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine, this four-part workshop will explore the medicinal power of herbs and spices through hands-on demonstrations and lively discussions. Learn More


Its Funny Because It's True
Exploring the Buddhist Truth of Suffering through Comedy

Christopher Kelley
Wednesdays, May 7-28
6:00-8:00 p.m.

In this course, we explore how comedy can help us better understand the nature of suffering and how Buddhist teachings not only help us to identify the causes of suffering but how we can eradicate them from our lives.

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No experience necessary. All materials included. Registration is required, as space is limited.



Ongoing Adult Education Classes

Auspicious Stitches
12-2:00 p.m. 

Auspicious Stitches provides adults with an opportunity to discover and create needlework, appliqué, and other fiber arts inspired by the Rubin Museum collection. 

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Meets in the Education Center Seminar Room. Program and basic materials are free with museum admission, with a suggested donation of $5 per person.

Senior Writing Workshop
The first Monday of every month, as part of Free Seniors Day
2:00 p.m.

As part of the offerings during the museum's Free Seniors Day each month, visitors can participate in a Senior Writing Workshop. Reflect on your personal history and make art-to-self connections in the galleries by writing about journeys and experiences in life.

Reservations are required, as space is limited. Call Group Reservations at 212.620.5000 x345 or e-mail to reserve a spot.