Rubin Museum of Art

The museum, which opened in October 2004, boasts a collection of more than 1,500 paintings and sculptures and other examples of art from the Himalayas and the surrounding regions dating from the 2nd to the 21st centuries. This 70,000-square-foot museum is also home to a large research library and a vast educational program. Through changing exhibitions and public programs, the Rubin Museum has become an international center for the appreciation and preservation of Himalayan art.

The exhibitions are organized in a way that appeals both to art connoisseurs and the general public. Exhibitions include the historical, social and political contexts of the works and ExploreArt areas provides visitors with a behind-the-scenes look at how the art was originally made. Recent exhibitions at the museum have included Bardo: The Tibetan Art of Death; Visions of the Cosmos; and From the Land of the Gods (Nepalese art).

The Rubin Museum also hosts lectures, panel discussions, film screenings and concerts.

Programs for Seniors
Free Seniors Day takes place the first Monday of each month and includes gallery tours, art workshops, a film screening and a 10 percent discount on select items in the gift shop and cafe. In addition, every Wednesday the museum presents Lunch Matters, a lunchtime screening of a short documentary film focused on the themes and ideas inherent in Himalayan art and followed by a moderated discussion. $10

In addition to regular family workshops, the museum also offers Early Childhood programs for the children ages 2 and up, which take place throughout the week and include art making, movement, and gallery explorations.


  • ADA Compliant Restrooms
  • Audio Guides
  • Box Office
  • Coat Check
  • Disability Access
  • Disability Assistance
  • Gift Shops
  • On-Site Food
  • Space Rental
  • Tours

Special Offers

  • Free Admission
  • Membership Discount
  • Senior Discount
  • Special Discount
  • Student Discount
  • Members of Kids Club THIRTEEN enjoy a discount of $2 off adult admissions at the Rubin Museum of Art. Learn more about the value of a Kids Club THIRTEEN membership or join now.

    SPECIAL OFFERS: Student membership $45. Seniors receive free admission the first Monday of the month, including a free film screening at 1 pm, as well as 10 percent discount on select items in the gift shop and cafe. Call Group Visits Office for more information, (212) 620-5000 x345. A special $45 discounted membership rate for educators. Please present faculty ID.

    This offer is ongoing

Rubin Museum of Art

150 West 17th Street

(between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue)

New York, NY 10011

(212) 620-5000

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Subway: A, C, E, F, L, M, 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street


Mon11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Free admission on Fridays, 6-10 pm.


  • Adults $10
  • Seniors $5
  • Students $5
  • Free for members and children under 12; free for seniors the first Monday of each month