The Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is a bridge between the university and the world beyond its walls. The Center supports artist-led and community-centered explorations of contemporary life from the US-Mexico border. Through rigorous and risk-taking programs, exhibitions, and performances, the Center invites dialogue between diverse publics —campus and community, local and international— across disciplines and geographies. We serve as a dynamic training ground for a new generation of creative practitioners who are expanding the ways that artists can exist in the world.
WE ARE: ARTIST-LED ~ RELATIONSHIP-BASED ~ RIGOROUS, RISK-TAKING, AND ACCESSIBLE ~ PRIORITIZING PROCESS ~ ROOTED IN PLACE