Rubin Museum of Art

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

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Film at the Rubin Museum

Words with Gods

March 4 - April 29, 2015

Part of the series Brainwave, short cinematic meditations on faith and consciousness masterminded by writer-director Guillermo Arriaga. The full omnibus will have its theatrical release later in the year. Here is a chance to see five of the short films in advance, followed by a rich dialogue between faith practitioner and mind scientist. Learn More


The Epic of Everest

Friday, January 16, 2015

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

Free the Mind

Friday, January 23, 2015

Richard Davidson, one of the world’s leading researchers of the human brain, sets out to discover if and how the brain might be physically altered using only the power of thought. The test cases include a 5-year-old suffering from ADHD and veterans trying to cope with PTSD. 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