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  • Temporary closure Starting Friday, March 13, at 5:00 PM

In response to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), and with the health and safety of our visitors and staff a priority, the Rubin Museum is temporarily closing to the public, effective Friday, March 13, at 5:00 PM. The Rubin has also cancelled all public programs until further notice, at least through March 31. This is a proactive measure to help minimize the spread and support the City of New York’s ongoing efforts to contain the virus.

If you have tickets to an upcoming event in March, please expect a full refund in 7″“10 business days. For questions about your refund, please call 212.620.5000, ext. 344, Monday”“Sunday, 11:00 AM”“5:00 PM, or email

Please check back for additional updates, and we look forward to announcing when we can welcome visitors to the Museum again.

Beyond March 31, the following public programs have been cancelled:

April 2: Senior Day

April 3: Museum College Career Workshop

April 10: Brainwave: Tackling Trauma

April 11: Brainwave: Confronting Mortality

April 18: Bengali/Bangladeshi New Year Celebration

April 24: Jungwa: The Broken Balance