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Saturday, September 30, 2023
11:00 AM–5:00 PM

The Rubin is participating in West Side Fest, a free daylong, multi-site celebration bringing together the best of arts and culture on Manhattan’s West Side. For the inaugural festival this year, New Yorkers and visitors of all ages can enjoy free admission to participating museums and cultural institutions, and free activities like special indoor and outdoor programming, crafts and artmaking, and much more.

Enjoy free admission at the Rubin all day, plus afternoon tours and drop-in art workshops. Timed entry tickets are encouraged.


1:00–3:00 PM

Get creative and connect with your emotions and well-being! Join us for a drop-in art workshop guided by art therapy graduate students from NYU’s Steinhardt Graduate School of Art Therapy. Art prompts are inspired by the Rubin Museum’s current exhibition, Death Is Not the End, and encourage self-reflection and discovery in a supportive environment. The program takes place in the lobby once you enter the Museum. All ages are welcome and no art experience is required. Learn more about Healing Through Art and reserve your spot here.


2:00 PM

& 3:00 PM

Join us for a tour of our galleries at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM! Experienced guides lead you through the Rubin’s Death Is Not the End or Gateway to Himalayan Art exhibitions, highlighting specific artworks so that you can dive deeper. Tours meet in the lobby once you enter the Museum and last approximately 30 minutes.

For more details on West Side Fest, including the full schedule, visit

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Janet Gardner, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, Inc., Gerry Ohrstrom, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Image Credits:
Photo 1 by David de Armas
Photo 2 View of “Mandala Lab” New York installation, presented by the Rubin Museum of Art. Photo by Filip Wolak
Photo 3 Wheel of Life; Tibet or Mongolia; 19th century; C2006.66.131 (HAR 78); in “Death Is Not the End” presented by the Rubin Museum of Art, March 17, 2023 – January 14, 2024. Photo by Filip Wolak