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William Stanley Rubin (August 11, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York – January 22, 2006, in Pound Ridge, New York) was an American art scholar.
From 1968 to 1988, he was a curator and director of the painting and sculpture department at the Museum of Modern Art, located in New York City, New York. He played a key role in building the museum's collection of abstract-expressionism works and organized many exhibitions, including Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage (1968), Primitivism" in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern (1984), and Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism (1989).
- Picasso, Pablo; Rubin, William S.; Fluegel, Jane; Museum of Modern Art (1980). Pablo Picasso – A Retrospective – The Museum of Modern Art, New York (May 22 – Sept. 16, 1980). New York City: Museum of Modern Art. ISBN 978-0-87070-519-9.
- Rubin, William Stanley; Picasso, Pablo; Braque, Georges; Museum of Modern Art (1989). Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism. New York City: Museum of Modern Art; Boston: Bulfinch Press (distributor). ISBN 978-0-87070-675-2.
- Rubin, William Stanley; Seckel, Hélène Seckel; Cousins, Judith (1995). Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. New York City: Museum of Modern Art; H.N. Abrams. ISBN 978-0-87070-162-7.
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External links 
- Smith, Roberta (January 24, 2006). "William Rubin, 78, Curator Who Transformed MoMA, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- Staff (January 26, 2006). "William Rubin, 78; Painting, Sculpture Curator at N.Y. Modern Art Museum". Associated Press (via the Los Angeles Times). Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- Entry in the Britannica Online Encyclopedia
- Entry in the Dictionary of Art Historians
- Works by or about William Stanley Rubin in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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