RMA has a variety of innovative year round and seasonal programs for teens.
Teen Art Workshop with Chitra Ganesh
November 4, 2010 4-6 pm
Contemporary artist Chitra Ganesh draws from a broad range of material, including the iconography of Hindu and Buddhist mythology, 19th century fairytales, song lyrics, as well as contemporary visual culture such as Bollywood posters, anime, and comic books. Join Ganesh for a discussion of her digital collages, inspired by images from Indian comic books presenting religious and cultural narratives based in Hindu mythology and South Asian history to a popular audience. Afterwards, make your own mini comic in this hands-on workshop.
Seating is extremely limited, so you must RSVP to attend this FREE event!
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, gain valuable public speaking and leadership skills, 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 zine for teens that will be distributed at the museum
Get career guidance from top level museum curators, artists, and arts professionals
Visit museums throughout New York City
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 give tours of the museum to visitors and get paid doing it!
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 to discuss a social issue and design a product to raise funds to support a selected cause
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, contact Pauline Noyes at (212) 620-5000 x337.
Participation in RMA Teens for one year is a prerequisite to participating in the RMA Teen Guide program.
Art Studio for Teens
Art Studio for Teens currently offers an intenseive art making experience for students in grades 8-12. Spring and summer 2011 classes and dates coming soon.