I just got this press release from the Rubin Museum. I LOVE this museum and think this is a brilliant activity for kids. It also happens to be on my birthday (which, OK is also Ghandi’s birthday if 100 years before).
In anticipation of both the International Day of Non-Violence, and the RubinMuseum’s Peace Lab Family Day on October 2nd, we’re collecting home-made peace flags from people of all ages. The peace flags—arriving from as close as Chelsea and as far away as Dharamsala—will be strung together and hung throughout the museum on October 2nd.
Call for Peace Flags!
In celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence, and the Rubin Museum’s Peace Lab Family Day, people of all ages are invited to create and submit their own peace flag. The completed flags will be strung together and hung throughout the museum during Family Day on October 2, 2010.
The International Day of Non-Violence marks Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi’s birthday, and his philosophy of satyagraha, or non-violent resistance. The peace flags hung at the RubinMuseum will reflect peoples’ personal interpretations, feelings, and thoughts about satyagraha and what peace means to them.
-1 foot x 1 foot squares of fabric are available to pick up at the main entrance at the RubinMuseum of Art, or use your own piece of 1 foot x 1 foot fabric or paper.
-Use words, pictures, and any medium you like to express your thoughts and feelings about satyagraha and peace.
-Return your completed peace flag to the RubinMuseum’s front desk during museum hours; to 140 W. 17th Street during closed hours; or send it to Rubin Museum of Art: 150 West 17 Street; New York, NY 10011; Attn: Family Learning.
-All submissions are due by September 20, 2010.
Family Day: Peace Lab
October 2, 2010; 11:00am – 6:00pm
The RubinMuseum will turn in a peace lab for a day, where families can explore and experiment with what makes us feel peaceful or impassioned, through art-making, live music, storytelling, tours, and even a scent station. $7 per child.
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)