Special Events at the Rubin Museum
Corporate and Social Entertaining
Rubin Museum corporate supporters and individual members (Corporate Donor/Collectors Circle and above) are invited to use our beautiful facilities for special events. Depending on membership level, members are entitled to a range of benefits that include selective use of the Spiral Lobby, the Colonnade, and the Theater for private functions.
Non-profit organizations, colleges and universities who wish to hold events in the museum are also welcome!
Facility Capacities and Availability
With sophisticated architectural accents and in-house lighting and sound, the Museum is a stunning and elegant space for all types of private functions. We can accommodate intimate receptions as well as large-scale fetés for up to 500 guests and seated dinners for up to 220 guests.
The museum is available for special event use only after museum hours. Ideal times to host an event at the museum are all day Tuesday or after 5:00 p.m. on Monday or Thursday; weekends are possible after 6:00 p.m. Private use of the museum's state-of-the-art theater is subject to availability. Please review our overview and guidelines for how private events are hosted at the Rubin Museum.
Event Planning and Resources
The Rubin Museum employs a full-time staff of dedicated and experienced event professionals to facilitate every type of event. In addition to our special event staff, we include security, housekeeping, and audio/visual support. Upon request and availability the museum can also provide knowledgable museum gallery guides, artistic entertainment and programming, adding a regional flavor and experience for your guests.
For more information about booking an event at the Rubin Museum of Art and additional event availabilities or to arrange a tour of the museum’s entertainment spaces, please contact the Special Events Office by phone at 212.620.5000 x290 or x290 or by email at email@example.com.
Private Gallery Visits
Organizations hosting a private meeting or gathering at the museum may enhance their event with customized docent-led gallery tours of the museum’s collections.
- Book a tour and cafe reservation for Himalayan Happy Hour
Birthday Art Labs for Children
The Rubin Museum is proud to announce that Birthday Art Labs are available for children between the ages of 2 and 10 years old. Each birthday art lab at the Rubin Museum is led by museum educators and includes an interactive tour and arts workshop, studio time in the Education Center, singing and snacks.
Please visit the Birthday Art Lab webpage for more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.620.5000 x294 with questions and inquiries.