The New School Writes About The Rubin Museum

If you’ve walked down 17th Street, you’ve likely taken note of the Rubin Museum of Art: its large glass façade gives just a peek into the Himalayan art that fills its galleries. That collection is now even more accessible, because starting this fall the Rubin is offering free admission to New School students, faculty, and staff with a university ID.

To celebrate, the museum is hosting an Open House weekend for anyone with a college or university ID on September 17-18 featuring special tours, scavenger hunts, raffles and more.

This is just the latest in an ongoing partnership between The New School and the Rubin, aimed at infusing an appreciation of Himalayan art into the curriculum. Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts is offering four classes this fall with direct ties to the museum’s exhibitions, with many more taking advantage of the museum’s collection throughout the semester.

“Since we began working with the Rubin in 2008, it has really become a part of our campus,” said Lang Associate Dean Kathleen Breidenbach. “Students serve as Rubin interns, and museum educators regularly teach courses, like Museums and Education, at Lang. With these benefits extended to the entire community, that trend is only set to grow.”

Opened to the public in 2004, the Rubin Museum of Art is an international center for the preservation, study, and enjoyment of Himalayan art. This partnership is supported by a grant from the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. To learn more about the museum and its current exhibitions, visit

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