Rubin Museum of Art

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  • Today: 11 a.m - 5 p.m.

  • The museum is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day.

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Talks at the Rubin Museum

In Memoriam: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Just over a year ago philosopher Simon Critchley met with Philip Seymour Hoffman for the final evening in a series of on-stage conversations called Happy Talk. In a searching dialogue, that in hindsight seems prescient, the actor wrestles with the concepts of happiness, love, and death with the same courage and compelling insight that he brought to his roles. - Tim McHenry, Director of Public Programs

Bodies in Balance: Know

Talks and presentations about Tibetan medicine and its potential impact on contemporary society. Learn More

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Neuroscientists meet with people from other walks of life to help us figure out how our brains work. The series returns in Spring 2015. Learn More

Artists on Art

Contemporary artists lead informal, topical talks within the museum's galleries on Friday nights at 6:15 p.m. In conversation with Assistant Curator Beth Citron, speakers from New York and international contemporary art scenes interact with and informally discuss the rich artistic traditions of the Himalayas and surrounding regions in relation to their own practices and processes. Learn More



The Rubin Museum Guides join professional storytellers from the Talkingstick collective to uncover the many layers of Himalayan art. Learn More.