May, 2021

Newly Restored Works from the Yale University Art Gallery Collection

We are excited to share that the Yale University Art Gallery has recently restored and digitized four works by Irwin Rubin held in their permanent collection. 

These works were collected by Richard Brown Baker (1912-2002) from 1960-1964 and left to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, in 2008. We are extremely grateful for YUAG's conservation efforts, and for the beautiful images of Rubin's constructions and collage that are now available publicly through their online database. We have also added the works to our online archive


November, 2021

Online Conversation, "Relational Archiving: Color Theory and Memory" at SALT, Istanbul

Irwin Rubin Archivist Carmelle Safdie discussed archiving as an act of care with Sena Başöz at SALT Online

As part of SALT’s Study Groups, Sena Başöz invites New York-based artist Carmelle Safdie to discuss her recent involvement with two inherited archives, their relation to her broader artistic output, as well as ways to reimagine conventional archiving through Josef Albers’ theory of Color Relativity.


October, 2020

Website Launch

Announcing the Irwin Rubin Archive and our home at www.irwinrubin.com

The Irwin Rubin Archive was founded in 2019 with the purpose of preserving Irwin Rubin's artwork and teachings. Rubin (1930-2006) was an American artist and educator. Our goals are to locate, catalog, and conserve artworks by Irwin Rubin, as well as to document and archive his influence and legacy as a teacher. 


November, 2019

Irwin S. Channin School of Architecture Archive’s Student Work Collection

Irwin Rubin's Freehand Drawing course is now represented in the Cooper Union Irwin S. Channin School of Architecture Archive’s Student Work Collection. This free online database is an amazing resource and features digitized work by Cooper Union Architecture students from the 1930s to the present.