Rubin Museum of Art

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University Partners Program

The University Partnership program at the Rubin Museum of Art provides exciting opportunities for academic communities to access the traditional arts and cultures of the Himalayan region, as well as providing creative connections to other world cultures.

Participation in the Rubin Museum of Art's University Partnership Program provides students, faculty, and staff access to the most comprehensive collection of Himalayan art in the Western world via free individual admission for one year with the presentation of their valid school ID. Admission provides access to the entire museum, consisting of six floors of changing exhibitions ranging from traditional to contemporary works.

The museum invites university students, faculty, and staff to consider its rare collection in developing curricula, to take advantage of its unique programs and exhibitions, and to explore the possibilities for further collaboration. For more information, please contact Laura Lombard, Head of Adult & Academic Programs at 212.620.5000 x246, or

Faculty wishing to bring their students in groups must make reservations, and guide fees still apply.

University Partnership
University Partnership Plus
Current University Partners


University Partnership: $3,000

Partner benefits:
All students, faculty, and staff may visit the museum for free for one year by showing a valid university ID at the Admissions desk. The Partnership provides general museum admission only and does apply to special programs, such as music, films, or lectures.

Faculty may schedule a private meeting with a museum educator to develop course curricula based on museum collections and special exhibitions free of charge. Museum educators provide faculty professional development free of charge.


University Partnership Plus: $8,000

Partner benefits:
All Standard Partnership benefits plus;
Free admission to alumni with proof of alumni status from the participating institution. The museum will provide exclusive use of the spiral lobby (does not include the colonnade) or theater for one university function for 80 (spiral) or 120 (theater) guests.  The university will cover catering costs, and facility operational charges.

If you would like to learn more about our University Partnership, please contact:
Laura Lombard,
Head of Adult & Academic Programs
(212) 620-5000 ext. 246.


Current University Partners