Rubin Museum of Art

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  • Today: 11am-6pm

  • 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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Art Making at the Rubin Museum

We provide numerous ways for visitors of all ages to make art in relation to our collection and special exhibitions.


For Families

Family Learning programs at the Rubin Museum are shared art experiences for children and their adult partners.

Yak Packers

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Ages 2–4
The Yak Packers look at, touch, and explore Himalayan art inspired by the museum's collection. Classes include play, storytelling, trips to the galleries, and art-making activities. Learn more

Family Art Labs

Second Saturday of the month, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. • Ages 5 and older 
Participants explore intriguing paintings, sculptures, and objects in the museum’s exhibitions and then create their own works of art. Learn more

Family Days

These large, museum-wide celebrations are fun for the whole family. Learn more


For Teens

Teen Art Labs

Teen Art Labs offer an opportunity to discuss art critically, think creatively, work with professional artists, and make art. Learn more

For Adults

Art Making Classes

Art making classes at the Rubin Museum provide participants with opportunities to deeply reflect on Himalayan art through artistic expression, while developing individual artistic skill through different mediums. Experienced artist-instructors guide participants in small class settings that take place after hours in museum galleries and designated art studio spaces. Learn more

Auspicious Stitches

Mondays, On-going, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Auspicious Stitches is a weekly workshop for adults that works on individual and collaborative projects using embroidery, appliqué, and other fiber arts inspired by the RMA collection. Learn More