RMA Teen Programs theme of the month is FLIPSIDE based on our latest exhibition Flipside: the Unseen in Tibetan Art. Flipside features (for the first time ever!!) the fronts and usually hidden BACKS of Tibetan religious art.
Much of what is found on the back of Tibetan art objects relates to the consecration ritual through which the work transforms from being art to being a religious object. One can see the hand prints of religious masters, and mantras that essentially change the object into being something SACRED. We’ll be thoroughly exploring what makes something sacred or gives something a spiritual presence here in Teen Programs and will share it with you.
Teen Programs at the Rubin Museum of Art thinks deeply about the works of art in the Museum and how they relate to art and culture we find across the city. We call our adventures “Connected City” because an idea starts at the Museum and we follow it all over to see where it takes us and document it here. Look at the categories to the left to view previous themes.