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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 #219 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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367 reviews 367 reviews
114 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Litle Rock, AR
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

A few days before I went to NY I saw a picture of Nicholas Roerich's MOTHER OF THE WORLD, and this was my introduction to this fine artist. This beautiful museum is easy to reach by subway and walking, and the staff is very helpful. It is in an old brown stone, and the art is on all three floors.... More

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