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Rubin Museum of Art

Address: 150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
Phone Number: +1 212-620-5000
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Ranked #70 of 1,619 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts oasis and cultural hub in New York City's vibrant Chelsea...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Rubin is near my home and I have visited it about a half a dozen times. It is free for seniors one day each month. It is, I have been told by experts, the best of its kind; but it is interesting only to a select few who are enthusiastic about far eastern art. It requires less than an... More 

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Northampton
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Rubin Museum is just the right size. Its floors are laid out well and in a circular fashion. The staff are low key and also helpful. The 54 paintings that depict the stages of enlightenment were fascinating as are the images of Buddha and female deities.

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NYC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was walking on 17th Street one day, after passing this museum about 100 times, when I decided it was about time I went in to see what it was all about. It's a small museum, that you can wander through in an hour, and it has some beautiful statues and interesting works in various media of art from 18th... More 

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DeLeon Springs, FL
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This Museum is downtown and very intimate and doable in a short time. It is in the old Barney Department Store. The building itself lends itself to an easy walk and enjoy a real good collection. Usually private collections are spotty and somewhat egocentric but this one shows a great deal of dedication to a more narrow concentration of Asian... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love this place. It not only house great art(mostly asian) but the building itself is beautiful. Located near the high line a possessing an excellent cafeteria with vegan specialties. it is a gem. They focus on areas of art Asian, specifically Tibetan, Japanese and chinese that is overlooked by a number of others. They have an excellent theatre in... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

So come here often on friday. Enjoy the happy hour in the cafe eat snacks like its a meal and then head up to see whats ne in the asian art world. Worth a visit.

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Hartsdale, New York
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Rubin Museum, on 17th Street and 7th Avenue, is a bit out of the usual museum loop, but it is well worth a visit. Until March, they are devoting a floor to an exhibition of photographs by French photographer Marc Riboud, a protegee of Cartier-Bresson. The photos were taken as he traveled across Asia in the 1950s. It's a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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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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