Rubin Museum of Art

  • Hours
  • Today: 11 a.m - 5 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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K2 Friday Nights

K2 Lounge

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Museum admission is free Fridays from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Lounge.

K2 Lounge
Friday nights Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special Pan Asian Tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and unique tours and programs. Happy Hour runs from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a 2-for-1 special on all beer, wine and well drinks.

Please note, Café Serai suspends service Friday afternoons from 4:15 p.m–6:00 p.m. while preparing for K2 Lounge.

Live Music

At 7:00 p.m. enjoy the museum's celebrated music series, including Naked Soul and Harlem in the Himalayas.

Gallery Tours
At 7:00 p.m. join a museum Guide for an evening of exploration and conversation focused on staff favorites from our current exhibitions. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. These tours are free and do not require reservations.

At 9:30 p.m. catch Cabaret Cinema, where movies and martinis mix. Each film is introduced by a notable guest to provide context or connections with current exhibitions and programming. Past presenters have included Liv Ullmann, Brian Cox, Vito Acconci, Alan Cumming, Benjamin Millepied, and Matt Dillon.

Every second Friday of the month, our own museum Guides join professional storytellers from the Talkingstick collective to uncover the many layers of Himalayan art.

Group Reservations
Please call 212.620.5000 x345 or email to request a group reservation during K2 Lounge.

Groups consist of fifteen or more people and are subject to a $65 reservation fee. Group reservations are complimentary for Museum Members and for groups who book tours or are attending a ticketed program such as concerts or talks. Learn more about becoming a Member, booking tours, or attending other upcoming programs by visiting our calendar.  

Group reservations are subject to availability and are typically requested 4-6 weeks in advance.

For individuals and groups smaller than 15, K2 Lounge offers self-serve open seating on a first-come, first-served basis.


K2 Lounge Artists

Monthly Resident DJs

DJ Tyger Lilly

Tyger Lilly's unconditional love for music was passed down from her grandfather, well-known jazz musician Jarius Elliott. She is constantly influenced by her surroundings, and such greats as Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and Fela Kuti. Tyger is one of the few artists to successfully blend the core of hip-hop and house with the glamour of mainstream.

Regular Guest DJs

DJ Don Cerati

DJ/Producer Don Cerati is an extremely eclectic man when it comes to life and music. His sets consist of House, Latin, Funk, Brazilian, Afrobeat, Disco, Reggae, World Lounge, Cumbia, Dub, Tropical Bass, and everything in between.

DJ i:Wah

Working it out on the ‘Wheels of Steel’ for more than 15 years, i:Wah has risen from humble beginnings in the house party, culture club and café scenes in Atlanta, GA, to become a nationally active DJ appearing at exquisite lounges, popular dance clubs, boutique hotels and big ticket events.

DJ Ripley

DJ Ripley has torn up dance floors across 19 countries and three continents since 1995. Unleashing bass frequencies at revolutionary volume in town squares, warehouses, ships, clubs, squats, community centers, and activist spaces.

DJ KindB

Trained as a classical pianist, DJ KindB crossed-over into the DJ circuit over 10 years ago. KindB’s style has resulted in a wide range that spans global electronic music, from Brazilian and Afro-Latin beats to Arabic and Asian grooves.

DJ Small Change

$mall ¢hange (aka James Dier) is a musical addict who's been collecting and DJ-ing for over 15 years. He has played in every conceivable downtown venue you can think of such as APT, Nublu, Hiro, Supreme Trading, Cielo, and Pianos.