On October 6, the Rubin will close the 17th Street galleries and transition into a global museum model. Read more about our future.

Beyond the Spiral: A Gala Celebrating the Next 20 Years

Friday, September 27, 2024
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the Rubin Museum’s momentous 20th anniversary and bold launch as a global museum, during which we will honor the remarkable vision of founders Shelley and Donald Rubin and award the first-ever Rubin Museum Himalayan Art Prize.

Become a sponsor and support the Rubin’s future! Your generosity promotes Himalayan art and cultures, offering visibility and recognition to living artists from the Himalayas, Asia, and diaspora while reaching and serving a larger global audience than ever before.


~View sponsorship opportunities (PDF) and purchase a ticket online.*


~Download and return our Reply Form (PDF) to pledge your support and pay via check, EFT wire transfer, or credit card.*


~Learn more about the Rubin’s exciting ongoing and future initiatives (PDF).


*Credit card fees apply.


Awarding the First Rubin Museum Himalayan Art Prize

We are passionate about increasing the visibility of promising artists and creatives from the Himalayan region and diaspora, and we will award the first-ever Rubin Museum Himalayan Art Prize at the Gala. The prize recognizes the work of an innovative individual or collective who has significantly contributed to creative and critically relevant dialogues between Himalayan art and contemporary life. The Rubin’s dedication to living artists from the region as well as the contemporary art field is paramount, and this honored prize, which includes an unrestricted cash gift, will be awarded annually.


Your Gift Will Be Matched—20th-Anniversary Challenge

Your Gala support will be doubled! To bolster the Rubin’s bold plans to bring Himalayan art to people wherever they live, one of our generous donors has offered to match all Gala donations through July 31 (up to $250,000). Your timely gift will help us reach our ambitious goal of $500,000. Just think what the Rubin can do—the lives we can touch, the curiosity we can inspire, and the impact we can make—locally, nationally, and internationally.


Our Gala Supporters

  • Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell
  • Bob and Lois Baylis
  • Christopher J. Fussner
  • Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC
  • Eileen Caulfield Schwab
  • New York Life
  • Noah P. Dorsky
  • Ravi and Ginny Akhoury
  • RubinFrost LLC
  • Shelley and Donald Rubin
NEPCNew York Life


With additional sponsorship from PFK O’Connor Davies

The sponsor list for Beyond the Spiral: A Gala Celebrating the Next 20 Years is in formation.


For more information about the Gala, please contact:

Teresa Bellantoni, Bowen & Co. Events, 914.231.6180/rubinmuseum@bowenandco.com


For questions about the Rubin Museum and our programs, please contact:

Natalie Cimino, Coordinator, Major Gifts & Institutional Philanthropy,(212) 620-5000 x203/ncimino@rubinmuseum.org