Rubin Museum of Art

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Corporate Sponsorship Program

The Rubin Museum of Art works with its sponsors to develop a benefit package to meet your unique marketing and philanthropic needs.  Through a combination of print and on-line resources, special events, and direct marketing opportunities, the Rubin Museum of Art offers an exclusive platform for companies to reach diverse audiences and align themselves with the cross cultural, global initiatives inherent in the exhibitions and programs at the Museum. 


The Museum’s exhibitions serve as the foundation for all of its programs and educational activities.  Cross-cultural themes found in many of the exhibitions appeal to broad, diverse audiences, allowing individuals to explore the connections between the East and West, past and present.

The Museum works with corporations to design a sponsorship package that best meets the needs of the organization and provides the most meaningful benefits and privileges at the Museum.  Both exclusive and shared sponsorship opportunities are available.  Recognition is determined by the level of sponsorship.  


Outreach is central to the Rubin Museum’s mission, engaging visitors from all backgrounds in a wide selection of public programs that use Himalayan art as a means of exploring world cultures and traditions.

  • Brainwave: Annual ground-breaking series of talks, film screenings and performances that explore the brain and its connection to art, culture, health and well-being.
  • K2 Friday Nights: Free vertical cultural sampler that is both fun and inspiring, with a social gathering in the Lounge, tours of the exhibits in the galleries, live music, and film screenings of classic and international movies.
  • Music Program: The Rubin Museum's varied music program in the "acoustically magnificent" theater present works that are often informed by the art in the Museum's galleries.
    • Harlem in the Himalayas: Approximately 22 concerts per year during K2 Friday with jazz musicians such as Wycliffe Gordon, Dizzy Reece, Yijay Iyer and Henry Grimes
    • Naked Soul: Approximately 20 all-acoustic, unplugged concerts per year by singer/songwriters such as Joan Osborne, Nelly McKay, Tim O'Brien and Graham Parker
    • Acoustic Cash: Rosanne Cash hosts a musical talk show with various guest artists such as Elvis Costello, Loudon Wainwright III, and Sarah Bernhard.
    • World Music: Music heard in the mountains and valleys of the Himalayan region, including Tuvan throat singers, Indian classical music and Nepali flutists.
  •  Film
    • Lunch Matters: Weekly Wednesday lunchtime screenings of documentaries, followed by moderated discussions led by prominent individuals vested in the topic
    • Cabaret Cinema: Weekly Friday evening screenings of classic films from around the world related to themes featured in the Museum's galleries.


The spectrum of art in the Rubin Museum's collection and the attention on promoting global awareness of diverse cultural traditions and history make the Museum's education programs unique. The Education Center offers enhanced facilities for art seminars, art making and new technology for young audiences. Education programs include:

  • In School Residency: In-depth classroom engagement for either 10-weeks or 3-weeks, that integrate curriculum needs by the teachers with arts appreciation and art making.  Lessons are based on global and literacy studies, and the Museum’s exhibitions.
  • Early Childhood and Family Learning: Art-making and movement classes inspired by the gallery exploration, all designed as shared experiences between the children and adult caregivers
  • After School Youth Development: Free program designed for high school students with an interest in art or careers in the arts including studio art program;
  • Access Programs: For individuals with special needs and disabilities including a program for adults with Alzheimer's.


Corporate Sponsorship Benefits

The following is a list of benefits and privileges available, customized to funding commitment level and corporate needs. 

Credit and Visibility

  • Corporate recognition with primary billing on electronic and printed materials related to the exhibition(s)/program sponsorship including exhibition brochures, press releases, quarterly calendar(40,000 distribution), invitations to members’ preview (6,000-plus mailing), membership newsletters and electronic newsletter (30,000 addresses), and catalog*;
  • Corporate recognition on any advertisements in newspapers, magazines and other media related to exhibition(s)/program;
  • Corporate recognition on relevant pages of Rubin Museum website (25,000 hits/month), gallery panel for exhibition(s) and theater screen for programs;
  • Corporate recognition on Rubin Museum Donor panel for exhibition year(s), and any related publications including the Annual Report;
  • Verbal recognition at events related to exhibition/program including preview opening events by corporate representative or Museum staff;
  • Complimentary catalogs for sponsor with sponsor rate for purchase of additional catalogs*;
  • Opportunity for Corporate Sponsor to cross-promote sponsorship of exhibition and programs on company website.

Corporate Entertainment

  • Private corporate event (Host covers catering costs and facility operational charges) during exhibition(s)/program;
  • Opportunity to host special private curatorial tours for as many as 25 employees or VIP guests during exhibition(s)/program;
  • Complimentary tickets to public programs and music performances at the museum based on availability;
  • Limited invitations to the Rubin Museum’s annual Chairman’s Circle dinner with the museum’s Founders, Board of Trustees, high level supporters and prominent guests.


Employee Privileges (during exhibition(s)/program sponsorship)

  • Free admission for all employees.

*Publication of a catalog for exhibitions to be determined.

For further information on Corporate Membership or Sponsorship please contact Institutional Giving at 212.620.5000 ext. 310 or e-mail