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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Welcome to Serai

The museum welcomes you to Café Serai and The Shop. Serai takes its name from the overnight stopovers for caravans along trade routes like the Silk Road, where travelers could eat, drink, and purchase or trade goods for their journeys. Serai is a place for lingering, relaxing, and enjoying a carefully curated shopping and culinary experience.

We searched the Himalayas to assemble some of the region’s finest artisanal goods for Serai, including hand-woven textiles, jewelry, home items, gifts for children, and rare finds never before available in the United States. Those familiar with the museum’s previous inventory of Himalayan and related goods will be surprised by new additions such as spices, teas, and Lama Chodpa incenses from the Nub Gong Monastery.

Continue to stimulate your senses with the sights, aromas, and tastes of the museum's dining experience at Café Serai. With an enticing menu created by STARR Restaurants Catering Group, the multi-concept hospitality company behind Buddakan and Morimoto, Serai is sure to offer something special for every palate, from Malabar Shrimp Curry to Shahi Chicken Korma.

Serai is open to the public and does not require a museum admission ticket.



Click here for more information about our Menu, Group Reservations, Himalayan Happy Hour, K2 Friday Nights, and to learn more about our Chef Ali Loukzada.



Holiday in the Himalayas

Photos by Michael J. Palma and Prisanee Suwanwatana  

Don't Miss Our End of Summer Sale!

Wednesday, September 10 through
Monday, September 15, 2014

The Shop will offer discounts of 25% to 75% off on selected merchandise. A selection of Rubin Museum catalogs will also be discounted at 75% off. There will be no additional discounts on top of these offers. Members will still receive their normal 10% discount on regular priced items.

For more information about exclusive gift items, special discounts, and store policies contact the Museum shop during public hours at 212.620.5000 x350.


Exhibition Catalogs

Click here to download descriptions and information about each of the exhibition catalogs we offer: Rubin Museum Catalog Collection