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  • Donald Rubin
Donald Rubin


Co-Founder & Co-Chair Emeritus


The Rubin Museum’s visionary co-founder Donald Rubin, along with his wife Shelley Rubin, founded the Rubin Museum of Art in 2004. Donald Rubin is the founder of MultiPlan, Inc., a major general service PPO health provider. He and his wife, Shelley Rubin, founded the Rubin Museum of Art. Mr. Rubin serves as Co-founder and Co-chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees. The Rubins started collecting Himalayan art in the early 1980s and amassed a large and significant collection that became the core of the museum’s holdings. Mr. Rubin also developed the Himalayan Art Resources website, www.himalayanart.org, to exhibit and catalog Himalayan and Tibetan art online from collections around the world. He initiated the Labor Arts Project (www.laborarts.org) to gather, identify, and display examples of the cultural and artistic history of working people and to celebrate the trade union movement’s contributions to that history. Mr. Rubin is a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle.


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