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Rubin Museum of Art

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Exhibition tour on Wednesday Evening with My Boo

This museum is a must! You shouldn’t miss it if you go on a trip to NYC. We are so impressed by all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Astoria, New York
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Wonderful displays

This was my first visit ever. I would highly recommend this less well-known museum to any visitor... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lausanne, Switzerland
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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...more
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150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is a must! You shouldn’t miss it if you go on a trip to NYC. We are so impressed by all the exhibits here, especially by the masterworks of Himalayan art. We participated in a sound meditation and drew paintings inspired by the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my first visit ever. I would highly recommend this less well-known museum to any visitor to New York who has any interest in Asian art. The works are beautifully presented with excellent explanations that add to the pleasure and the cultural understanding. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rubin Museum contains an extensive (6 floors!) and excellent collection of Buddhist art plus the historical context of different regimes where it was produced. I found the history of how different dynasties in that part of Asia used both the religion and the artwork...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just visited this museum last year for the first time. Boy, we did not know what we were missing. A small but formidable museum, with an incredible spiral stair. We recently saw a great exhibit on The Prayer Wheel through the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MikeDana2
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We really enjoyed this museum it was the perfect size and had great examples of South American Art. Takes about 2 hours to walk through.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019

A good sampling of Buddhist art and artifacts, with some good explanations about symbolism, practice and politics. Murals from Tibet. Loved the Tibetan shrine exhibit where you can sit “inside” a shrine and see what the inside would be like, and listen to the sounds...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

My sister & I both loved this museum. It is packed with the history of Buddhism and the countries that are steeped in that history. My first visit was to get a broad overview. I am hoping to go back soon and really focus in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank susankY12HZ
Reviewed March 19, 2019

The Rubin is a beautiful testament to the art and culture of the Himalayas. The collection spans over a thousand years of history and religion in China, Tibet, India, Nepal and Bhutan. There is even a room where you can close your eyes and meditate...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve K
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

It was the first time at this museum l went for my friends book signing day. We met at the resto-bar area. There was a nice crowd of every kind mixed people. A simple restaurant and bar... You remark after that there is a book...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank besimk2019
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Interesting museum with unique offerings. If you are interested in this type of art, you'll certainly enjoy it and get so see a very wide collection here. Even if only marginally interested, you can likely still spend about an hour here.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful
brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most
popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s
jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The
contemporary art scene is an integral part of the
neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
every night of the week and countless exhibits to
explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York
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March 17, 2018|
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Response from timd7continents | Reviewed this property |
There is a 24-hour parking lot on the corner of 17th Street and 6th Avenue. There are also a number of parking garages and lots on 17th Street between Union Square and 7th Avenue. (From the Rubin web site). I also think... More
April 2, 2017|
Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
From their website today: MUSEUM ADMISSIONS Adults $15 Seniors Free every first Monday of the month $10 Students $10 Children (12 and younger)Free Members Free Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m. Free
August 19, 2015|
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Response from Johnnie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Friday nights were free entry in June, worth checking.