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Members Reception

Monday, November 11, 2019
6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Members, the Rubin wants to celebrate you!

Join your fellow members at an intimate reception honoring the power of our community. Take part in an evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres and drink, enticing activities, and see our newest exhibitions—Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power, Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance, and Shrine Room Projects—alongside other passionate Rubin members.

The $5 per person reservation fee includes a stemless Rubin wine glass.

RSVP is required. Please note that the Museum is closed from 5:00 to 6:30 PM the day of the event. Museum doors will open and the reception will begin at 6:30 PM.

We look forward to seeing you!


Why do I need to pay a $5 fee? This event used to be free.

By asking you to contribute this small fee, we will be able to get a more accurate head count, which allows us to make our member receptions more sustainable. Costs for such events are high and based on an estimated headcount, not actual headcount. Over the years, we have had large amounts of food waste or not enough food. Having a more accurate head count will help us create a great reception. We look forward to celebrating with you.

I don’t want the tasting glass. Do I still need to pay the fee?

Yes, the reservation fee helps us get a more accurate count of who will attend and is required. You do not have to take a wine glass home with you after the event if you do not want to.

I want to bring a third person. Is that okay?

Our Art + Generosity and higher level members are entitled to admission for 4 under their membership. Our Art + Abundance, Art + Wisdom, and Art + Connection members are entitled to admission for 2.

Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance is supported by Rasika and Girish Reddy, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, anonymous, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Akhoury Foundation, Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram, and Sonny and Gita Mehta.

Shrine Room Projects: Shiva Ahmadi /Genesis Breyer P-Orridge / Tsherin Sherpa and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room are supported by Ann and Matt Nimetz, Lois and Bob Baylis, and contributors to the 2019 Exhibitions Fund.

Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power is supported by Rasika and Girish Reddy, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Deven and Monika Parekh, and Sonny and Gita Mehta.


Online registration is now closed. If you haven’t yet reserved your ticket, you can do so in person this evening. We look forward to welcoming all members at the Members Reception this evening.

$5 reservation fee per person. Limit to 2 per person. Members must login to rsvp.

Art + Generosity and Philanthropists’ Circle members are entitled to 4 tickets with the $5 fee waived.