Rubin Museum of Art

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  • Today: 11 a.m - 9 p.m.

  • The museum is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day.

  • The Cafe and the Shop are open during the museum hours.

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Cabaret Cinema

Cabaret Cinema: Where Movies and Martinis Mix

World cinema explores themes featured in the museum's galleries. Each film is introduced by a notable guest to provide context. Sign up for e-notices about upcoming series: Join our e-news list.

Fridays at 9:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum.  Spend a minimum $10 at the café or shop, or give a museum donation of $10 or more at the front desk.  Present your receipt to gain a cinema ticket.  Tickets are available after 8 p.m. from the Cabaret Cinema Will Call table between the bar and the shop.

Members may reserve Cabaret Cinema tickets in advance by calling 212.620.5000 x344 Tickets will be held no later than 9:30 PM. Members at the Sustaining Level and above may reserve tickets and cabaret tables in advance.


“Movie Medicine": A Film Series about the Healing Factor in Cinema

April 11 – August 29, 2014

Part of Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine exhibition.

Black Narcissus

Friday August 1, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1947, UK, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 100 min. Starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu, and Jean Simmons.

Introduced by Michael Powell's widow and four-time Academy Award winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker

Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum  | Learn More


Friday August 8, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

2003, Japan, Takeshi Kitano, 116 min. Starring Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, and Yui Natsukawa.

Introduced by Stephen Globus

Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum Learn More

Of Human Bondage

Friday August 15, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1934, US, John Cromwell, 83 min. Starring Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, and Frances Dee.

Introduced by psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Harvey Roy Greenberg, MD.

Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum | Learn More

Dr. Akagi

Friday August 22, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1998, Japan, Shohei Imamura, 129 min. Starring Akira Emoto, Kumiko Aso, and Juro Kara.

Introduced by Gregory Hosho Abels

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