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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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You won't regret a visit

Amazing artwork throughout this exhibit, and the price is right, only paid $5 for entrance. Worth every penny. Well laid out and informative. Added bonus of terrific store... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing artwork throughout this exhibit, and the price is right, only paid $5 for entrance. Worth every penny. Well laid out and informative. Added bonus of terrific store (jewelry is A+) and attached café.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Rubin Museum of Art is much unlike the larger, busier art museums in Mid-town Manhattan (such as MOMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First, it focuses on Asian Art, much of it from places we don't ordinarily see much of in central Asia, like Tibet and Afghanistan. Second, it is much smaller and more more focused. It's on... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

if you are looking for an off the beaten path oasis in New York try out this spot! It is a beautiful, serene museum & cafe. Even if Asian Art is not your favorite this is worth the trip. The building is unusual with just a few floors connected by a lovely stairway. There are plenty of quiet spots to... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of my "darling" museums in New York. Extremely informative all year long, with exquisite exhibitions and a great monthly offer of conferences, movies, etc. The whole museum breathes the quiet and highly emotional atmosphere of the Tibetan and Buddhist culture. An often forgotten place of culture in the highly diversified New York landscape.

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I hadn't heard of this museum but I was so glad we went down to it. All the exhibits there were terrific if you enjoy Asian Art. Very highly recommend checking it out, it's right in Chelsea

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Outstanding experience. Beautiful circular pattern of floors with tremendous antiques from Middle East. Mostly focused on painting and sculpture. Museum provides you with a perfect experience of Tibetan culture with deep explanation of Hinduism and Buddhism.

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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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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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