2018 AUDITORIUM RENOVATION
The Rubin Center Auditorium is currently undergoing an exciting transformation. In August of 2017 the auditorium suffered a major flood, resulting in damage to walls and floors and the loss of furniture and technology. It has been closed to the public since that time.
We are currently raising funds to renovate and reopen the auditorium with a new, multi-use design created by In-Situ architecture http://insituarc.com/. The concept is based on a design brief by local architects Sherry Mowles and Laura Foster that was created for the Rubin Center’s 10th anniversary. Mowles and Foster were charged with re-imagining the Rubin Center’s auditorium to reflect the wide range of student and community activities that have grown to become the centerpiece of our programming and outreach. In-Situ’s plan for the newly renovated auditorium continues to provide a platform for traditional lectures and artists talks but also incorporates a raised stage suitable for interdisciplinary performances, a state of the art sound and projection system, and multi-use seating making the space suitable for a variety of artist-led workshops and hands-on activities, as well as a welcoming site for students to meet, study and work on collaborative projects.
To learn more about our auditorium transformation contact Kerry Doyle, Director at 915-747-6164 or .
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMMING AT THE RUBIN CENTER AUDITORIUM GUIDELINES AND RESERVATION
The auditorium of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is a 124-seat facility with full audio and video capabilities. The space is available for use at no cost by campus departments and organizations that are planning events that are free, open to the public and that respond to one or more of our core programming goals:
* To deepen public appreciation of contemporary art and to inspire active dialogue about its social, political and cultural implications.
* To contribute to the professional development, intellectual enhancement, and networking of students and emerging practitioners in the arts.
* To broaden our understanding of the exhibitions on display through interdisciplinary conversations that relate to themes or concepts explored by exhibiting artists.
* To provide a space for other kinds of thought-provoking, innovative and cross-disciplinary conversations, both within the arts and between partners from colleges across the UTEP campus.
* To expose new and relevant audiences to the Rubin Center, expanding our circle of visitors and supporters.
Reservations and Related Information:
We are currently not taking new reservations. Visit this page for updates on our renovation project and anticipated re-opening dates.