Rubin Museum of Art
Museum type :
Art museum

Established in :
Oct 2, 2004

Holidays :

Visiting Hours :
11:00Am to 5:00Pm

Contact No :
+1 212-620-5000

Location :
New York , United States

Display Objects :

The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to the collection, display, and preservation of the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions, with a permanent collection focused particularly on Tibetan art.

Description :

  • The museum originated from a private collection of Himalayan art which Donald and Shelley Rubin had been assembling since 1974.

  • In 1998, the Rubins paid $22 million for the building that had been occupied by Barneys New York, a designer fashion department store that had filed for bankruptcy.

  • Besides exhibitions based on the museum's permanent collection, it also serves as a venue for national and international traveling exhibitions.

  • The exhibit was to remain on view until 2014, with yearly rotations of specific objects.

  • The Rubin Museum offers an array of on- and off-site educational programs, as well as public programs such as talks and discussions; film screenings; live music, dance, poetry and other performances; and art demonstrations.