The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make powerful connections between contemporary life and the art, cultures, and ideas of the Himalayas and neighboring regions including India. The Rubin provides immersive and engaging experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Since opening in 2004 the Museum has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors, presented more than 100 exhibitions, and offered thousands of diverse public and education programs.
With an emphasis on cross-cultural connections, the Rubin presents art that traverses Asia’s diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum’s special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region. Five gallery floors provide room for looking, exploring, and learning, while innovative programming inspires dialogue and fosters personal connections with the concepts behind the art on view. The Rubin hosts numerous on-stage conversations and engaging workshops with notable personalities from across disciplines, as well as thought-provoking films, intimate concerts, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences such as “Dream-Over” nights.
The Rubin is deeply committed to engaging and growing diverse audiences through educational, community, and access programs. Learning opportunities are enhanced by a dedicated Education Center that provides light-filled studios for discovery and art-making. The café and shop are also integral parts of the Museum experience, offering further connections to the tastes, scents, and textures of the cultures explored in the galleries.
With a strong, active, and growing base of members and donors, the Rubin Museum of Art is a space to contemplate ideas that extend across history and span human cultures.
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