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Nicholas Roerich Museum

Address: 319 W 107th St., New York City, NY 10025 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212-864-7752
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Ranked #125 of 616 Attractions in New York City
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The major center for the exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Roerich, a Russian-born artist who...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The major center for the exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Roerich, a Russian-born artist who increased appreciation of the value of the cultural heritage of all nations.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Located on West 107h street this museum houses the works of Nicholas Roerich, who, in the beginning of the 20h Century, travelled through India and the Hymalayas. He was more than a painter - a fabulous one at that - but also a philosopher and much more. It is a quiet place and I felt very much at home in... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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176 reviews 176 reviews
64 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After receiving a calendar of Roerich this was high on the list of places to see in NYC. It was not disappointing at all with many of the artists best paintings from the Himalayas. The flute concert upstairs was a added bonus. Admission is free but prints and other objects are for sale.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This small museum is a true hidden treasure in New York, it houses the work of Nicholas Roerich an excellent painter from the Russian Symbolist period who was also a great scene designer, as a matter of fact the museum has the designs for the sets of the controversial "Rite of Spring" ballet produced by the Diaghilev company in Paris... More 

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Armonk, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tucked in a townhouse on the upper west side (W 107 St) is the Nicholas Roerich Museum. His motto was "Where there is Culture, there is Peace," which predates UNESCO's cultural preservation by decades. He devised a three ball image to symbolize Art, Science and Religion. Additionally, he was an explorer and painter. His palette is interesting- mainly blues, but... More 

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Ubud
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I discovered the works of Nicholas Roerich many years ago when ready some of the Theosophical books and immediately wanted to view the originals as I knew, from the description of his unique techniques, that no reproduction could ever capture the luminosity he imbued his work with. I did my research and found out about the museum in New York... More 

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NYC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

There is no shortage of art on display in New York City, but the venues displaying said art can be daunting. This splendid little museum is tucked away in an Upper West Side townhouse and it could not be lovelier. The venue is quiet and civilized, the collection stunning. Take an hour from your travails and reward yourself with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

I never knew who this guy was, but I was staying nearby so popped in- fantastic works, amazing use of colour and drama. Am officially a Nicholas Roerich fan now! If you can, I would definitely add this to your itinerary for something a bit different and a bit less known...

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Southport, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you're looking at this review, the chances are that you're familiar with the works of Nicholas Roerich. If not, you might like to throw his name at your favourite search engine. You may be amazed at the result: he was an amazingly prolific painter and designer (some estimates mention over 7,000 works) and his connections involve such diverse icons... More 

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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390 reviews 390 reviews
117 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Many people are unaware that this museum exists. I was aware of Nicholas Roerich as as person, but never knew he had a museum in NYC. It is a typical 3-store brownstone row-house that is easy to miss if there's no flag outside. There's an older lady can explain everything in English or in Russian. There's no fee, but there's... More 

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Connecticut
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The Nicholas Roerich Museum is a small, little known gem of a museum in Manhattan, on the upper west side. Being an almost lifelong NYC resident, I never knew it existed until a friend from Maine told me about it. Se we went- he was a brilliant painter who also was involved in set design for the Russian Ballet with... More 

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