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 LLombard@rmanyc.org.
Faculty wishing to bring their students in groups must make reservations, and guide fees still apply.
University Partnership: $3,000
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
All Standard Partnership benefits plus;
Free admission to alumni with proof of alumni status from the participating institution. The museum will provide space for a private event in the spiral lobby or theater for one university function for 80 (spiral lobby) to 120 (theater) guests. The university will cover operational charges, catering, and staffing costs.
If you would like to learn more about our University Partnership, please contact:
Head of Adult & Academic Programs
(212) 620-5000 ext. 246.
If you are a student, educator, or staff member currently attending one of the academic institutions listed below, click on your school's logo to learn more about events, programs, and collaborative activities taking place between the museum and your school.