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The Rubin Research

Our educational programs and exceptional collections address a wide range of disciplines, providing curricular connections to enhance the study of Comparative Religions, Art History, Anthropology, Education, World History, Philosophy, Psychology, Cultural Studies and Studio Arts. Whether you lead your own self-guided visit, schedule a guided tour for students, participate in a professional development workshop, or collaborate with us as a University Partner, we provide you and your students a laboratory for new learning that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and curiosity.


University Educator Programs


Student Ticketing for Museum Programs

Discounted Standby Tickets to All Programs

The Rubin Museum of Art offers a special $14 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 $14 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 boxoffice@rubinmuseum.org or 212.620.5000 x344.


Curricular Connections

The Rubin Museum provides opportunities for academic communities to engage with the traditional arts and cultures of the Himalayan region as well as contemporary art. We offer exciting ways for educators to develop course curricula beyond the classroom.

Faculty members across disciplines have integrated our collections into their course curricula in exciting ways:

  • Comparative Religions and Asian Studies professors have led in-depth class discussions in the galleries as part of multiple Museum visits
  • Students of Art History have studied the stylistic development of Tibetan Buddhist sacred art and Modern Indian painting inspired by the Museum’s exhibition catalogues
  • Dance professors and their students have explored the poses of Hindu and Buddhist deities while identifying sensations and insights through movement
  • Career Development instructors have helped students identify career paths for personal fulfillment inspired by the life story of the Buddha
  • Mathematics professors have used Tibetan Buddhist mandalas to teach concepts such as rotational symmetry and patterning
  • Fine Art and Design students have sketched in the galleries, inspired by the art and architecture of the Museum
  • Adult English Language Learners have gained confidence through public speaking and expanded their vocabulary while working with touch objects in the galleries

For more information please contact, universityprograms@rubinmuseum.org or 212.620.5000 x337.

Contact Us

Facility Rental

In addition to its six stunning gallery floors, the Rubin Museum of Art boasts a theater, café/bar, and workshop spaces. If you would like to discuss arranging an event-a performance, reading, lecture, recital, screening, or workshop-please contact the Special Events department. The Rubin Museum works with campuses and organizations to partner on selected events throughout New York City. If you would like to discuss possibilities for collaborative sponsorship and marketing of an event on your campus, please contact the Public Relations department.


Education Programs are supported by Agnes Gund and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


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