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Rubin Museum of Art

Address: 150 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
Phone Number: 212.620.5000
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Ranked #27 of 619 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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New York, New York, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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285 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I found out about the Rubin Museum from googling to see if there were any good collections of Tibetan Art in NY prior to a visit and went on the off-chance that it would be good (and not expecting much). I was blown away by the quality of the museum and its collection. Not many sites seem to mention the... More 

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New York
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love the Rubin Museum.Went there to check out an exhibition about Tibetian art. They have a beautiful store with gorgeous stone earrings and interesting books.You can also grab a drink at the bar inside. They used to have a free admission in Fridays...not sure if it's still happening. They have Asian art so if that's your thing, you will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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