Rubin Museum of Art

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  • Today: 11 a.m - 10 p.m!

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

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Film at the Rubin Museum

Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance

A sumptuously shot new film that debates the merits of conserving over restoring wall paintings in the Himalayan region spanning from Ladakh in the West, Bhutan in the East and Dunhuang in the North. Includes a Q&A with Prof. David Park from The Courtauld Institute of Art. Learn More

Waiting for Mamu

Imagine, at five years old, you are sentenced to prison for 13 years. You have no access to your family or friends, to an education, to the outside world or to society. It happens in Nepal. This is the story of Pushpa Basnet, an extraordinary woman who gave these incarcerated kids a taste of freedom.
A conversation with Pushpa Basnet, designer Prabal Gurung, and the film's executive producers Susan Sarandon and Morgan Spurlock follows the screening. Learn More



The Epic of Everest

The New York premiere of a magnificent restoration of one of the most historically significant films of all time: The Epic of Everest documents the doomed attempt of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine to scale the world’s highest mountain in 1924. Learn More

Cabaret Cinema

Friday night screenings of classic films from around the world which explore themes featured in the museum's galleries. Each film is introduced by a notable guest to provide context. Past presenters have included Sam Shepard, Liv Ullmann, Tyne Daly, Marina Abramovic, and Alan Cumming. Series Details

Lunch Matters

The museum's Wednesday lunchtime screenings of short documentaries followed by moderated discussions. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch from the museum café into the theater for this program. Series Details