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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A private collection of art form the Nepal region. With so many other vast museums in NYC you can skip this one unless this specialized area of interest is your thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I were looking for something different when we went to NYC this year and we found it at the Rubin. The Rubin is not your standard issue art museum. Its specialty is the art and culture of the Himalayas including Tibet, Nepal, India, Bhutan, and the surrounding area. We saw a fascinating exhibit entitled "Becoming Another: the... More 

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Sayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not knowing what to expect the Western Asian Art was not what I was prepared for. It turned out to be wonderful. They present the art in a beautiful setting. We stopped in the cafeteria off the main entrance for lunch before walking around. The meal was wonderful - ingredients so fresh and prepared to perfection. You place your order... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This museum focuses on Himalayan religious art, a field not many of us are acquainted with. Not to worry: there is lots of explanatory material about various aspects of Buddhism. This time there was an excellent special exhibition on masks and their role in religious and related ceremonies and festivals. Masks from the Himalayan region were augmented by masks from... More 

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Address: 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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