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Rubin Museum of Art

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Address: 150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
Phone Number: +1 212-620-5000
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Description: The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts oasis and cultural hub in New York...
The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts oasis and cultural hub in New York City's vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make powerful connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs-including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations-the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate the big questions that extend across history and span human cultures.
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Wonderful Museum of Buddhist and Hindu Artifacts

This museum, dedicated to Indian and Himalayan art is small, but precious. There are 5 stories with a lovely winding staircase going through the middle of the museum. I especially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This museum, dedicated to Indian and Himalayan art is small, but precious. There are 5 stories with a lovely winding staircase going through the middle of the museum. I especially like the spirit house. We gathered with family members we hadn't seen in a long time in the museum's cafe and we felt so at home the wait staff took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are in Chelsea area, on 17th Street, go to the Rubin. It is the beautiful, thoughtful collection of Himalayan art of its founders, the Rubin family and is now available to us all, to educate, delight, and offer tranquility. The scrolls, paintings, tapestries, and sculptures, all are largely focusing on exquisite work celebrating Buddhist and Hindu religious imagery.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great museum. Very interesting Nepalese art. Geisha was cool. Take the tour too! Interesting exhibits , photos too.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a narrowly focused collection of Far Eastern art . Ask for a guided tour (free) from one of the very learned staff. The building is very lovely, with a cafe for a snack break. There are classic movies ($10) on most Friday nights.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just returned from a visit to NYC. I was taking a break in a cafe chatting with a young guy who asked me out of the blue, "So, are you doing the museum tour?" I said yeah, kind of...more of an ongoing museum tour of New York over the last couple of years. I love visiting a different one each... More 

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went on a Friday evening and entry was free. 4 floors of artifacts and pictures from Nepal when I visited. Very interesting, lots of photo ops and learning oportunities. Worth a visit where you can linger and soak in the knowledge

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Barnard, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Ideally a museum should interest, entertain and educate - double all scores if it does this about a subject concerning which you are blissfully ignorant. Himalayan Art?? The Rubin wins hands down!! Amazing and mysterious collection, kind and very smart docents, a super store and an endlessly inventive schedule of evening entertainments. Do yourself a favor and stop in.

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Corfu, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A wonderful installation of the Arts of Himalayas, world class museography!! I am looking forward to visit it again! it’s probably one the best museums i ve visited so far!! Must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is definitely a niche museum, but it happened to be a niche I love. We joined two free tours by two separate guides, and they greatly helped explain what--to Western eyes--may be a somewhat complex iconography. Well worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

a lovely unique museum, not something you would expect to find in NYC. Completely worth the $15 entrance, but if you visit it on a Friday between 7pm and 10pm entrance is free. The lovely cafeteria on level 1 has some yummy options of momos and pulled pork burgersas well as delicious cocktails amongst others. The Museum is beautiful and... More 

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Address: 150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
Phone Number: +1 212-620-5000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea

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