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Rubin Museum of Art

150 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #62 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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521 reviews 521 reviews
307 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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westfield, nj
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173 reviews 173 reviews
64 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very interesting Asian art in this little-known, off the beaten track museum. Well worth a visit. Great addition to a Greenwich village stroll.

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New York, New York, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lovely museum, art of Nepal, Tibet and other areas of the Himalayas. Great exhibit and all very beautifully presented, tranquil mesuem experience without the huge crowds. They have a great gift shop and an unbelievalbly good Cafe. Cafe Serai, the chef Ali was from Buddahkan and Tabla two great Indian South East Asian restaurants. The food is just perfect, a... More

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New York, NY
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25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Rubin Museum is surely the largest, most comprehensive collection in the West of art from the Himalayan region - Tibet, Nepal, northern Asia, Mongolia, Burma, and the mountainous regions. The collection, with frequent changing exhibitions, is utterly remarkable - mandalas, scrolls, sand paintings, and of course bronzes of the extraordinary Eastern deities. All of these are beautifully presented in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and I recently visited the Rubin Museum for the second time. The main exhibits had changed since our last visit and this time they were featuring Tibetan Medicine and Masterworks including statues, thangka paintings and a recreated Tibetan shrine room. For the cost it was a good value considering we spent about 2 hours wandering the 4 floors... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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44 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Rubin Museum excels in presenting a wide variety of subjects in a very pleasant atmosphere. The exhibits are presented in such a way that they are easy to see and admire and explained clearly so they can be understood individually and as a part of the collective exhibition. When we went the presentation was on Tibetan Medicine with a... More

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