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Rubin Museum of Art

Address: 150 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
Phone Number: 212.620.5000
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Ranked #29 of 634 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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New York City, New York
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631 reviews 631 reviews
277 attraction reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

For some reason, very few visitors (or even residents) to New York City know about this museum. And it's not only Asian Art, they continuously have eclectic exhibitions of art from so many areas. Currently, the photography from Asia is inspiring. This, of course, on top of the permanent exhibits. As an added benefit, photography is allowed, non flash, of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I came into town for a intimate concert that is part of the Rubin Museums Naked Soul Series..I had never been to the Rubin prior, but it was awesome the acoustics in there auditorium are phenomenal I also enjoyed the beautiful art from the Himalayas that was on display..They also have a great bar and restraunt area on the first... More 

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Was in the area and stopped in - wonderfully balanced visual and educational exhibits - learned a lot about Buddhism and various 20th century historical events throughout Asia

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I found out about the Rubin Museum from googling to see if there were any good collections of Tibetan Art in NY prior to a visit and went on the off-chance that it would be good (and not expecting much). I was blown away by the quality of the museum and its collection. Not many sites seem to mention the... More 

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love the Rubin Museum.Went there to check out an exhibition about Tibetian art. They have a beautiful store with gorgeous stone earrings and interesting books.You can also grab a drink at the bar inside. They used to have a free admission in Fridays...not sure if it's still happening. They have Asian art so if that's your thing, you will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you enjoy Asian art and aren't looking for endless galleries, you'll be very happy. Beautiful collection of art from Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and N. India. They also get some extraordinary traveling exhibitions. Beautifully displayed, the artwork is in great condition. The signage is excellent and very helpful whether your curious about how the art was created or what it... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Rubin museum of art shows wonderful asian art pieces, in the center of Manhattan, it offers you a peace time if you need a break in this swarming city.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A lovely, calm, small museum showing art from the Himalayan region. Art is exceptional, great hourly tours, and just a wonderful ambiance. Great performances, including live music, film, artist discussions. Cool little restaurant too, with tasty dishes from the region.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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535 reviews 535 reviews
312 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a great museum, set on six main floors that are circular in style grouped around a central staircase. This means you can work your way down floor by floor using the excellent central staircase with it's impressive carpet design. We particularly visited for the Marc Riboud photographs and were blown away by the range, quality and empathy with... More 

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Rubin contains over 1,000 objects of art from all over the Himalayas and especially from Tibet. This used to be a Barney's department store, and it has been beautifully restored to display the art objects effectively. The central staircase carries the viewer up or down in a circular motion, providing astonishing vistas, whether climbing or descending. There are excellent... More 

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