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  • Feb. 16, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • 150 W. 17th St., Flatiron
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kick off the year of the Metal Mouse with your family and friends! Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, with an afternoon of art. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations and this year’s zodiac animal, the creative and adaptable Metal Mouse. Then explore the galleries, get lost in a maze of auspicious symbols, make your own Metal Mouse, construct torma butter sculptures, and let your creativity go wild!


  • Create a colorful design inspired by Himalayan butter sculptures
  • Embody this year’s astrological sign, the Mouse, by creating your very own mouse mask
  • Take inspiration from the elements and mold a shiny Metal Mouse
  • Shed the obstacles and regrets from the past year in an activity to inspire cleansing and renewal


  • Explore the meaning of the eight auspicious symbols in a scavenger-hunt maze. Can you find them all?


  • Contemporary Tibetan artisans take inspiration from Himalayan New Year traditions to create beautiful art and performances.

About Rubin Museum of Art

150 W. 17th St.

Flatiron, NY


  • Standard hours: Monday, Thursday, 11am-5pm; Wednesday, 11am-9pm; Friday, 11am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • Stroller parking: No
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: No
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate ideas that extend across history and span human cultures.