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Spiral Lobby

This architecturally stunning space with the Museum’s spiral staircase at its center features direct access to the five floors of galleries above, glass panel dividers to add depth and dimension, and rotating alcoves with artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection. Truly the perfect space for artful entertaining! 

The Spiral Lobby can be used for holiday parties, networking receptions, intimate wedding ceremonies, and more.

Square Feet: ​1,865
Capacity: Reception, 150 guests | Seated dinner, 80 guests



One of our largest event spaces, the Colonnade is perfect for a party, performance, or interactive program. With a highly sophisticated in-house lighting system, this space can be transformed by custom LED hues to create a unique event atmosphere. 

The Colonnade can be used for seated dinners, fundraising galas, conferences, and more.

Square Feet: 3,200
Capacity: Reception, 400 guests | Seated dinner, 220 guests


Spiral Lobby
+ Colonnade

Our grandest event space combines the Spiral Lobby and Colonnade, providing the most amount of flexibility and versatility for any event rental. 

The Spiral Lobby and Colonnade can be used together for large corporate holiday parties, wedding receptions, award ceremonies, and more.

Square Feet: 5,065
Capacity: Reception, 500 guests | Seated dinner, 250 guests



With a state-of-the-art audiovisual platform, the Rubin Museum’s Theatre is an optimal location for any type of program. The cherrywood-lined auditorium features flexible seating and can accommodate up to 140 guests. Notable amenities include a high-resolution digital projector, a three-pan tilt-zoom camera system, and surround-sound capabilities. Our experienced team of AV technicians, coupled with an impressive equipment inventory, make tech-focused events a breeze. 

The Theater can be used for album release performances, panel discussions, full-day seminars, virtual conferences, and more.

Square Feet: 1,400
Capacity: Row seating: 140 guests | Cabaret seating: 96 guests | Reception: 100 guests


Art Lounge

Our most intimate entertaining space, the Art Lounge provides the opportunity to enjoy a private event surrounded by art. Perfect for small gatherings, including birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, and other milestone celebrations. 

Square Feet: 975
Capacity: Reception, 75 guests | Seated dinner, 65 guests