The Rubin
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Visionary Circle

The Visionary Circle is a membership group for culturally active individuals, ages 21–45, who are interested in deepening their engagement with the Rubin and connecting with fellow art and culture enthusiasts. Throughout the year members attend exclusive social, educational, and fundraising events such as private curator-led exhibition tours, film screenings, art fairs, tastings, and happy hour meet-and-greets. A Visionary Circle membership is a passport to discovering the art and culture of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions right here in New York City.


  • Invitations to a full calendar of exclusive Visionary Circle programs, including exhibition tours and networking events with curators, speakers, and artists
  • 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

Plus all membership benefits at the Individual Level:

  • Unlimited free admission for two
  • 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 Mindfulness Meditation sessions and the Cabaret Cinema film series
  • Advance notice of 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

Upcoming Events

February 9

Sake 101 Class and Tasting

March 11

Private Tours of Asia Week Sales at Sotheby’s

March 16

Asia Week Reception at the Rubin


Lori Feren
Fundraising Events and Initiatives Manager 
212.620.5000 x259

Sample Calendar of Events

This calendar provides a glimpse of sample Visionary Circle events. We plan approximately one event per month, and Visionary Circle members are also invited to the museum’s Members-Only events. Please note that this is meant to be a sample of the kinds of events you might see in one year of membership, which is subject to change.


Curator-Led Tour of a Current Rubin Exhibition with a Networking Reception


Artist-Led Tour at a Gallery


Attend Art Fairs, such as The Armory Show and PULSE

Asia Week Celebration at the Rubin

Asia Week Receptions and Tours at Participating Auction Houses


Film Screening and Networking Reception


Attend Art Fairs, such as Frieze New York and Spring Masters New York

Artist Studio Visit


Morning Meditation in the Museum’s Shrine Room


Happy Hour and Gathering followed by Cabaret Cinema film screening


Private Tour and Reception at the Home of a Collector or Trustee


Momo (Tibetan Dumplings) Tasting and Demonstration


Rubin Museum Gala and After-Party


Diwali Celebration Hosted at the Home of a Visionary Circle Member


Young Patrons Mixer and Curator-Led Exhibition Tour