• About the Museum

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.


The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia.

Core Values


Visitors are at our core. We share with all communities our collection and broadly conceived exhibitions as a catalyst for dialogues about art and culture.


We believe in taking an open and active approach to engaging learners at all levels and helping them to understand our world. We do this by encouraging deep connections and transformational experiences in a welcoming, enjoyable, and beautiful environment.


We encourage creativity, innovation, and risk-taking, as well as excellence, transparency, and collegiality in all that we do.


As stewards of an increasingly significant collection of art from Himalayan Asia, we are dedicated to its preservation, display, and study and to advance this field of art and cultural understanding.

An Inside Look at the Rubin Museum of Art

In this video, a number of diverse voices share their insight on the Museum's exciting array of artworks, exhibitions, programming, and more.

Annual Reports



2004–2009: The First Five Years