Saturday, October 1, 2022

FROM THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: AWAKEN Season 2 drops on October 4


AWAKEN returns with a special launch party!

AWAKEN Podcast Season 2 Launch Party
Friday, October 7, 6:00–10:00 PM

It's almost time for the release of Season 2 of our AWAKEN podcast hosted by Raveena Aurora! The first two episodes will go live on Tuesday, October 4. Subscribe now in the Apple Podcast AppSpotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts to get notified of the release. 

The new season is inspired by the Mandala Lab and explores the transformative power of emotions by using a Tibetan Buddhist mandala as a guide. In seven episodes, Buddhist teachers, writers, artists, and activists wrestle with five difficult feelings: anger, pride, attachment, envy, and ignorance. We take a fresh look at how emotions can influence our day-to-day experiences and what they might be able to teach us if we get curious.

On Friday, October 7, we'll be celebrating the new season with a special K2 Friday Night AWAKEN Launch Party with Raveena Aurora. The night will feature specialty cocktails, music by DjLoga, a special tour of the Mandala Lab, a meditation moment, podcast listening party, temporary tattoos, and free admission to all the galleries. Join us!

Brainwave is back in person this fall!

Brainwave: Emotions
October 14, 21 + 28 and December 2 + 9, 7:00 PM

Our celebrated on-stage talk series Brainwave, which investigates how our minds shape our everyday experiences, returns in person this month! 

This year we explore our emotions with five programs that focus on five lives and five experiences of our most challenging feelings. Join us for this special Brainwave intensive between people from all walks of life navigating difficult emotions, and scientists poised to explain the workings of the mind as it develops or redirects these afflictive states.

With each session you will have the opportunity to join author and performer Kevin Townley for a 35-minute Wild Wisdom Tour that will examine how both sacred and secular art can help us unlock the wild wisdom of human emotion. Tours will be offered before or after the talk at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Learn more.


Brainwave in October

with Michael R. Jackson and Dr. Hedy Kober 

Friday, October 14
7:00–8:30 PM

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with Jean Grae and Dr. Phillip Corlett

Friday, October 21
7:00–8:30 PM

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with Janeane Garofalo and Dr. Kevin Ochsner

Friday, October 28
7:00–8:30 PM

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Educator Open House 

Educator Open House 
Thursday, October 20, 5:30–7:30 PM 
FREE | Advance registration is required

Join fellow educators for a free, lively evening of art and conversation and a chance to discover the Rubin Museum’s school offerings. This fall, we are excited to debut the integration of Social, Emotional, and Ethical (SEE) Learning® principles in our school programs that are designed to inspire connection, empathy, and learning. 

Mingle with colleagues, explore the Mandala Lab installation, learn how art from the Himalayan regions can be a springboard for lively discussion around universal ideas, and discover new programs for your students for this school year! 

Learn more and reserve your free tickets today for this exclusive event for educators on Thursday, October 20, after Museum hours. 

More programs this month 

Family Sundays
Radiant Rangoli 

1:00–3:00 PM 

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Mindfulness Meditation Online 

Mondays October 3, 17, 24 + 31
1:00–1:45 PM 

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Happy one-year anniversary to the Mandala Lab!

October marks the one-year anniversary of the Mandala Lab opening to the public! 

Come celebrate a year of transforming negative emotions into wisdom with free Mandala Lab-inspired tours during K2 Friday Nights at 7:15 PM all month

Can't make it to the Mandala Lab? Listen to Season 2 of our AWAKEN podcast premiering on October 4, which is inspired by the interactive space. 

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