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Special Events at the Rubin Museum

Corporate and Social Entertaining
Spaces, Capacities, and Availability
Planning Support and Resources
Event Inquiry Form
Contact Information

Birthday Art Labs for Children

Corporate and Social Entertaining

Rubin Museum corporate supporters and individual members are invited to use our beautiful facilities for special events. Depending on the membership level, members are entitled to a range of benefits that include use of the Spiral Lobby, the Colonnade, and the Theater for private functions.

Non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, and other groups who wish to hold private events at the Rubin Museum are also welcome!

Event Spaces, Capacities, and Availability

With sophisticated architectural accents and in-house lighting and sound, the Rubin Museum is a stunning and elegant space for all types of events. We can accommodate intimate receptions, large-scale fetés for up to 500 guests, and seated dinners for up to 220 guests.

The Museum is primarily available for special event use outside of museum hours. Ideal times are all day Tuesdays when the Museum is closed to the public, after 5:00 p.m. on Mondays or Thursdays, and after 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  Private use of the Museum's state-of-the-art theater is subject to availability.  Please review the overviews and guidelines below for more information.

Please fill out the Event Inquiry Form to request information about hosting your event at the Rubin Museum of Art.

Event Spaces Overview  |  Theater Specs  |  Facility Use Guidelines

Planning Support and Resources

The Rubin Museum employs a full-time staff of dedicated event professionals to facilitate every type of facility rental. In addition to our Special Events team, the Museum provides in-house security, housekeeping, and audio/visual support. Upon request and availability, we can also provide knowledgable Museum Guides as well as artistic entertainment adding a regional flavor to the event experience for your guests.


The Rubin Museum of Art has an exclusive catering partnership with Stephen STARR Events. For catering estimates and proposals, please contact Emma Breitkreutz at ebreitkreutz@rubinmuseum.org.

Contact Information

For more information about booking events, or to arrange a site visit, please contact the Special Events Office by phone at 212.620.5000 x290; x292 or by email at specialevents@rubinmuseum.org.

Birthday Art Labs for Children

Celebrate your child's birthday in a unique way and leave the planning to us!

Birthday Art Labs are available for children ages 2 to 10. Each two-hour program is led by Museum Educators and includes an interactive gallery tour, arts workshop, singing, and catered lunch. Please visit the Birthday Art Lab webpage, email birthdays@rubinmuseum.org, or call 212.620.5000 x294 for more information.

Birthday Art Labs