If you thought the holiday season was already over, then you have never celebrated the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti. You’re in luck, though: As part of its Family Art Lab Series, the Rubin Museum is giving New Yorkers the chance to learn about the little-known-in-America festival, which is dedicated to the harvest and the coming of spring. Parents and children alike can go to the museum today and decorate colorful kites similar to those that are traditionally flown during Sankranti celebrations. Visitors to the Rubin will also get the chance to learn about art and culture from the regions of Nepal and India where Sankranti is most celebrated, and take a museum tour to see the art pieces from the museum’s collection that are most related to this festival and the cultures that celebrate it.
Sat., Jan. 10, 2 p.m., 2015
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