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Nicholas Roerich Museum

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Address: 319 W 107th St., New York City, NY 10025
Phone Number: 212-864-7752
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Description: The major center for the exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Roerich, a...
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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Real Gem on UWS

Museum in a townhouse on Upper West Side with the works of Nicholas Roerich, plus some other treasures. Paintings are beautiful and this place is not overrun like other museums... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Museum in a townhouse on Upper West Side with the works of Nicholas Roerich, plus some other treasures. Paintings are beautiful and this place is not overrun like other museums and the crowd is wuirt. We enjoyed a piano concert last week, so check out their concert schedule as well.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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91 helpful votes 91 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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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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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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