K2 Friday Nights at The Rubin

Photo by Rubin Museum of Art (Rubin Museum of Art) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Each Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the The Rubin opens for free extended hours known as K2 Friday Nights.

During these evening events, the museum’s Café Serai transforms into the K2 Lounge with DJ music, a 2-for-1 happy hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and a special pan-Asian tapas menu.

The K2 Friday Night events also feature free guided exhibition highlights tours that encourage close observation and conversation.

Regular admission to the museum is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $10 for students. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted free.

Seniors are admitted free on the first Monday of each month.


The Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art features art from the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions and seeks to engage visitors in a way that encourages personal discovery and connection with other cultures.

The museum has five gallery floors which display permanent collections and special exhibitions.

The Rubin Museum, which opened in 20014, is a relatively new addition to New York City’s collection of art museums. The museum started with a private collection of Himalayan art held by Donald and Shelley Rubin. The Rubins purchased the former Barneys New York building in 1998 and it was transformed into a modern art gallery space for display of the museum’s collections and traveling exhibitions.

See Tripadvisor and Yelp reviews of visitors to The Rubin.


Location and Hours of Operation

The Rubin Museum of Art is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on West 17th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues.

The street address is 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY.

Regular hours of operation for The Rubin Museum are:

  • Monday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Please visit the museum’s website to verify open hours before visiting.


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