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A Rubin Soiree

Power After Dark

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:30 PM–9:00 PM

Take part in an elegant and immersive Rubin Museum dinner soiree.

Engage with an extraordinary and diverse group of artists seated alongside you at an intimate dinner. This will be a night to enjoy delicious food and drink, and to connect deeply with art, artists, and one another, all in support of the Rubin.

Expect a night of art and artist encounters.

Black Tie / Festive attire

Lead Hosts:

Shelley and Donald Rubin

William E. Mayer

New York Life

Douglas Durst

Christopher J. Fussner

Agnes Gund

Eva and Yoel Haller

MultiPlan, Inc.


Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell

Akhoury Foundation

Lois and Bob Baylis

Ann and Matt Nimetz

Tongtong Zhu

Honored and Featured Artists:

Lida Abdul

Miya Ando

Kader Attia

Candy Chang

Marie-Dolma Chophel

Molly Crabapple

E.V. Day

Alexandra Dementieva

Dana Fuchs

Milton Glaser

Nadia Kaabi-Linke

Naiza Khan


Jill Magid

Roopa Mahadevan and ensemble

Pallavi Paul

Shahpour Pouyan

Ibrahim Quraishi

Sara Raza

James A. Reeves

Lisa Ross

Shelter Serra

Tsherin Sherpa

Nari Ward

Palden Weinreb

Hank Willis Thomas

Performances by Roopa Mahadevan and ensemble

The Indian classical vocalist and crossover artist Roopa Mahadevan leads a cross-genre ensemble featuring gospel, jazz, and R&B vocalist Michael Wingate and versatile violinist Trina Basu. The musicians bring their rigorous training, experience with group musicality, teaching, and improvisational instincts to this production, which has also been presented at National Sawdust and is being developed into a larger performance work.

Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Wine sponsored by Christopher J. Fussner.

Become a Lead Host!

Cinnabar $100,000
Includes 16 seats

Jade $50,000
Includes 12 seats

Lapis Lazuli $25,000
Includes 8 seats

Amber $15,000
Includes 8 seats

Quartz $10,000
Includes 6 seats

Unable to attend? Your generosity can still underwrite an artist’s participation. Support the dinner at the There in Spirit level with a gift of $5,000 or make a donation to support the Rubin Dinner.

To be listed in the print invitation, please make your leadership level pledges prior to July 23, 2019.

Donor Tickets:

Generosity Ticket $2,500

Individual Donor $1,500

$750 tickets are available for Visionary Circle members. If you would like to become a member of the Visionary Circle, the Rubin’s young patrons’ group, please join here: Visionary Circle Membership.

To serve as a host, please visit our donation page or contact Hannah Hume at 212-620-5000 x244.

Approximately 70% is tax-deductible. Exact amounts will be provided after the event.

Tickets for the soirée are now sold out, but you can still make a donation.