• Membership
Become a member today and explore the art and culture of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions with free admission; discounts on talks, films, and concerts; discounts at Café Serai and the shop; and invitations to exclusive events.

How to Join or Renew

By Mail

The Rubin Museum of Art
ATTN: Membership
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

Phone

212.620.5000 x313

On Site

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Gift Membership

Looking for an unconventional gift? Membership to the Rubin Museum of Art is a special gift that friends and family of all ages can enjoy throughout the year. Use the button to the right to purchase a gift membership online, or contact the membership department at 212.620.5000 x313 or membership@rubinmuseum.org.

Please note that our offices are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


INDIVIDUAL

  • Unlimited free admission for one
  • Invitation for two to the Annual Members Reception celebrating a major exhibition with refreshments and entertainment
  • Invitations for two to select previews, members-only tours, and other special events
  • 10% discount on purchases at Café Serai and the shop
  • Free admission to the Lunch Matters and Cabaret Cinema film series
  • Advance notice of select Museum events, such as the Brainwave series
  • Discounts on talks, films, concerts, and family programs
  • Opportunity to make group reservations for the K2 Lounge
  • Subscription to the Museum’s member e-newsletter and seasonal calendar

DUAL/FAMILY

All the benefits of Individual membership, plus:

  • Free admission for two adults and children under eighteen

FRIEND

All the benefits of Dual/Family membership, plus:

  • Invitation for two to an event exclusively for Friend level members and higher
  • Special gift from the shop
  • Four complimentary guest passes for one-time use

SUSTAINING

All the benefits of Friend membership, plus:


ASSOCIATE

All the benefits of Sustaining membership, plus:

  • Two complimentary Rubin Museum exhibition catalogs
  • Invitation for two to an event exclusively for Associate level members and higher
  • Recognition in the Museum’s annual report

Chairman's Circle - $1,500 Level

All the benefits of Associate membership, plus:

  • Invitations to Chairman’s Circle events throughout the year, including intimate receptions, behind-the-scenes programs, private tours, and other exclusive events that bring together our founders and trustees
  • Priority access to sold-out programs
  • Reserved seating for all programs in our theater
  • All of the catalogs published by the Museum during the year

Chairman's Circle - $2,500 Level

All the benefits the $1,500 level, plus:

  • Free admission to the Museum for up to two guests when accompanied by the member

Chairman's Circle - $5,000 Level

All the benefits of the $2,500 level, plus:

  • Exclusive use of the Museum’s lobby or theater for your private event accommodating up to 125 guests (host covers catering and facility operation charges)
  • Recognition on the Museum’s donor panel

Chairman's Circle - $10,000 Level

All the benefits of the $5,000 level, plus:

  • Exclusive use of any Museum event space for your private event accommodating up to 500 guests (host covers catering and facility operation charges)
  • Free admission to the Museum for four guests when accompanied by the member
  • Private tour of the Museum

Visionary Circle Membership

A Membership Group for Young Patrons (Ages 21–45)

Visionary Circle members receive all the benefits of Individual membership, plus:

  • Invitations to a full calendar of exclusive Visionary Circle programs, including exhibition tours and networking events with curators, speakers, and performers
  • Visionary Circle gatherings at K2 Friday Nights and Himalayan Happy Hour, including tickets to films, talks and performances
  • Gallery visits and passes to select art fairs throughout New York City

Learn more about Visionary Circle


Student

Student members receive all of the benefits of an Individual membership with the exception of an invitation to the Annual Members Reception. Students must be attending a full-time university program. Please mail a copy of your current student ID to the membership department when purchasing this level.

Join at the Individual level or higher to receive an invitation for two to the Annual Members Reception, which celebrates a major exhibition with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment.


Make a Donation

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 the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. All that we accomplish at the Museum is a result of our incredible base of dedicated supporters. We hope that you will donate to the Rubin Museum today and join our community.


North American Reciprocal Membership Program (NARM)

Members of the Rubin Museum at the Sustaining level ($300) and above will be provided with a validated NARM sticker on their membership card granting them free admission at more than 600 participating museums and institutions across the country. Most institutions also offer NARM participants discounts at their gift shops and on concert and lecture tickets. NARM reciprocal membership privileges do not include receiving mailings from any of the participating institutions except for museum with which a member is also affiliated. Photo ID may also be required by participating institutions when presenting your membership card. Visit the NARM website for more details and to see the current list of participating institutions.


Contact

Membership Department
212.620.5000 x313
membership@rubinmuseum.org