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Rubin Museum of Art

150 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #67 of 846 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We all know and love the great museums of NYC, however, The Rubin Museum has also become one of my favorites. Every time I visit, I experience a peaceful and WOW emotion for the art that this museum exhibits. Its never crowded but you need two or more hours if you really want to take it in. We had a... More

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Groton, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Rubin Museum of Art, located @ 150 West 17th Street, was a lovely discovery. I arrived just before a free tour @ 1 pm and joined the small group. The tour was on the 6th floor and a presentation of Buddhas was given. The galleries offered Buddha history from several countries as well as The Art of Tibetan Medicine.... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Get away from the crowds and see something Different. This is one of my Must See Museum's of the World! A true GEM in New York City! Even if you don't have an interest in Himalayan Art you will get something very special out of the visit. They have events too that are open to the public to attend too.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was a different take on a museum. My friend and I were visiting New York and doing everything "touristy" that we could. We enjoyed this little gem. There isn't much variety, but it is still work going. You can get a discount if you are a student at any school or college!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

NYC has everything, so the fact that it has a museum dedicated to Himalayan art shouldn't be a surprise. But for some reason I was surprised, albeit pleasantly, to learn about this as a student while taking a Tibetan Buddhism class in college. A Friday night visit was idyllic - they are open late, and it's free (!) on Friday... More

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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Never knew about this place before but it was close to where we were staying. Marvelous collection of Himalayan art on 6 floors. Well laid out and fascinating. Excellent cafe on the ground floor. Helpful staff. Highly recommend it!

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Clinton, CT
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is a fresh and vibrant presentation of Himalayan religious art. Its six floors are organized so that you can concentrate on the areas you find most interesting. New topics are being steadily introduced, and the Rubin borrows from other collections. The displays allow you to get much closer to the artifacts than in most museums. This is a reverent... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hidden gem in New York with beautiful art - its one of the most peaceful places I've ever been. Their music series is spectacular!

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If Asian culture is on your radar, you naturally must go to the Rubin. The moment you are in the door, you get a sense of a the counterpoint to Western sensibility. There is an atmosphere of peacefulness here that is different to other museums or exhibit spaces. I like to go on Friday nights as it is free! (no,... More

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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 April 12, 2014

It would've been very easy to miss this, I'd never heard of the Rubin until my son said he'd like to go there. The museum is dedicated to Himalayan art, it's a relatively small museum but perfectly formed, there's nothing here that isn't either beautiful or interesting, most things are both. There was a special exhibition about Tibetan medicine which... More

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