The University Partnership Program at the Rubin Museum provides exciting opportunities for academic communities to access the traditional arts and cultures of the Himalayan region while making creative connections to other world cultures. The Rubin is home to the most comprehensive collection of Himalayan art in the Western world, with exhibitions that span traditional and contemporary art.
Students, faculty, and staff of participating Universities are granted free individual admission for the academic year with a valid school ID. For faculty members who would like to bring their students for a tour, University Partners are entitled to a reduced fee of $50 for a one-hour guided tour for a group of 20 attendees. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance.
University Partner faculty members may also schedule a phone consultation with a Museum educator, who will help them develop curricular connections inspired by the collections and special exhibitions before their visit.
University Partnership — $3,000
•All students, faculty, and staff may visit the museum for free during the academic year by showing a valid university ID at the Admissions desk (includes general museum admission only, does not apply to ticketed programs, such as music, films or lectures)
•University Partners are entitled to a discounted $50 tour rate for a one-hour guided tour for a group of up to 20 people. Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
•Faculty may schedule a phone consultation with a museum educator to develop course curricula based on museum collections and special exhibitions free of charge.
University Partnership Plus — $8,000
All Standard Partnership benefits plus:
- Free general museum admission to alumni with proof of alumni status from the participating institution
- Exclusive use of the Spiral Lobby or Theater for one university function per year accommodating between 80–120 guests (host covers catering costs and facility operation charges)