Member Spotlight:


Elysia Segal Actress / Costumed Interpreter New York Transit Museum

Elysia Segal is an actress, Senior Costumed Interpreter at the New York Transit Museum, Living Historian at the New-York Historical Society, and a board member of the International Museum Theatre Alliance. She has written and performed as numerous historical characters including a citizen-scientist from 1880, a train conductor from 1917, a journalist at the 1964 World's Fair, and a personification of the iconic "Madonna of the Trail" statues. She has also created a number of educational family shows on topics such as the history of Grand Central Terminal, electricity in the subway (Time Warner grant recipient), the MTA's Music Under New York program, and even an Epic Rap Battle about weather preparedness and sustainability!

No stranger to interactive science and history, Elysia has also performed at the Bronx/Central Park Zoos, led ghost tours through Greenwich Village, played characters at Disney World and won first place at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair. A graduate of NYU Tisch, she has additionally performed in numerous musicals, films and theatrical workshops and is a member of AAM, IMTAL, ALHFAM, DAR, Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Educator Open House

Where: The Rubin Museum
150 West 17th street
New York, New York

When:4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop Organizer: The Rubin Museum

Educators who work with students of all ages are invited to explore how the Rubin Museum’s artwork can connect with their curriculum. The Rubin’s permanent collection is an exceptional resource for educators, offering insight into the art and history of cultures from the Himalayan region, as well as a springboard for discussion of universal ideas. Through a lively discussion and gallery tours, learn how to help your students make deep and meaningful connections between their own lives and the timeless art in the Rubin’s galleries. This event will take place in the Rubin Museum Education Center. Learn about the Rubin’s 2018 theme, “The Future,” as well as what we have planned for 2019.

The evening includes:

- Customized tours led by trained educators

- Light refreshments and snacks

- Hands-on art-making opportunities

- Meet-and-greet with Rubin Museum staff

- An opportunity to meet fellow educators

- Invitation to the K2 Lounge immediately following the Open House

For more information, please email

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