The Rubin

The Rubin Museum of Art provides exciting resources for university students and faculty to explore Himalayan art and culture. Dedicated to showcasing Asian art of the Himalayas, including the cultures of India, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, China, and Mongolia, the museum’s innovative exhibitions and programs not only provide invaluable resources for exploring traditional Himalayan art and culture but also address ideas and issues of the contemporary world as part of a global community.

University Students Programs

Reduced Admission Fee

The Rubin Museum of Art offers a discounted college student admission fee of $10 with college I.D., and offers free admission to everyone every Friday night from 6:00-10:00 p.m.


For the 2016-2017 academic year, students, faculty, and staff from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), New York University (NYU), The New School, and St. Francis College will be granted free Museum admission with a valid university ID.

Click here to learn more about University Partnership benefits.

Student Ticketing for Museum Programs

Discounted Standby Tickets to All Programs

The Rubin Museum of Art offers a special $10 student standby ticket for all of the Museum’s special programs and events, including live performances, film screenings, and engaging discussions with special guests. Limited to one ticket per student ID.

Discounted Tickets to Select Programs

For select programs the Museum offers $10 student-rate tickets. These tickets are available in advance of the event and can be purchased online, over the phone, or at the front desk. Tickets must be redeemed in person with the presentation of a student ID. Limited to one ticket per student ID.

If you have questions or concerns about student ticketing for Museum programs, contact the Box Office at or 212.620.5000 x344.

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Student Membership

For only $45 you will receive unlimited free admission for one and a complimentary audio guide; invitations to select previews, members-only exhibition tours, and other events; a 10% discount on purchases at the Shop and Café Serai; discounts on lectures, performances, films, and family programs; and advance notice of select museum events. Student ID required (Fully tax-deductible)

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Internships and Training

If you would like to gain valuable experience working in a museum environment, consider applying for an internship at the Rubin Museum of Art. Internships focus on a variety of departments and disciplines, family programs, administration in museum environments, museum education in schools, and opportunities for multimedia and exhibition work. Internships at the Rubin Museum of Art may be used to fulfill academic requirements on arrangement with the individual college or university. For more information and instructions on how to apply visit Jobs and Internships page.

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