Family Saturday: Lotus Pond

Artist Unknown (Kham Province, Eastern Tibet), Padmasambhava with Lineage Teachers (detail), 19th century, pigment on cloth, image courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art

Join us on Saturday, March 9, at 2:00 pm in The Second Buddha: Master of Time to learn about the story of Padmasambhava or Lotus Born. Using this story and the image of the lotus flower floating on water, we will create our own lotus ponds with colored paper, acetate, paint pens, tissue paper, and pom poms.

Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative collaboration through looking at artwork in our galleries, discussing and sharing ideas, and engaging in a hands-on art activity inspired by those conversations.

All programs run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM and are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions.

Registration is required. You can register beginning one week before each program. For more information and to register, call our Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080. We welcome visitors of all abilities! Be prepared to get messy and have fun! Share your Family Saturday photos on social media by including #tangfamsat.

Pattern by Nathan Bloom ’21
Inspired by the performance Honey Baby in the exhibition Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.