Rubin Museum of Art

  • Hours
  • Today: 11am-9pm

  • 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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Spiral Lobby

The Spiral Lobby is adjacent to the primary entrance to the museum and features a dramatic staircase designed by Andrée Putman. Adorned with a copper “cloud wall” designed by Milton Glaser and a sleek French limestone floor, the spiral is used either alone or in tandem with the colonnade and theater.

Total area: 1,150 square feet
Capacity: 100 for a reception


The Colonnade is a spectacular arcaded venue with rows of stunning columns.

Total area: 3,850 square feet
Capacity: 220 for dinner or 400 for a reception


The theater at RMA is ideal for business presentations, films, lectures, readings, and small performance events. The venue is equipped with comfortable removable seating for custom set-up and features a stage, fully equipped AV booth, green room, optional podium, and projection screen.

Total area: 1,400 square feet
Capacity: 137 as theater style, or 100 as cabaret style. The theater can also be used for private receptions (80) and small dinner receptions (60).

Combined Spaces

Commonly, the spiral and colonnade are used in conjunction. The theater and lower level gallery can then be used as a caterer’s prep area.

Total area: 7,650 square feet
Capacity: 220 for seated dinner or up to 500 for a reception

Galleries at RMA

The museum features 6 floors of rotating exhibitions from the regions of the Himalayas. One or more galleries are available for viewing for all events. (No food or beverages are allowed in the galleries.)