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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

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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Small but interesting museum

The Rubin is refreshing in its specificity, focused on Himalayan Art, and its very manageable size. Their special exhibitions often seek to connect the antiquities and religious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nichole S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Rubin is refreshing in its specificity, focused on Himalayan Art, and its very manageable size. Their special exhibitions often seek to connect the antiquities and religious objects in their collection to the present day. The Museum also offers unusual and interesting public ptograms.

Thank Nichole S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for a concert in their concert hall (Anat Fort Trio+), but arrived early enough to tour the first few floors of art. Beautiful art displayed beautifully. Lots of reference media (written, audio, & video) to learn more about the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions, with a permanent collection focused particularly on Tibetan art. Nice... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled into this museum when we were looking to explore for a few hours. We were impressed from the very moment we walked in. We had no idea what to expect and left with an understanding and appreciation for Himalayan art. The explanation of the interpretation of the art was fascinating. They also have a meditation room (which may... More 

Thank CousteauMunson
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rubin is a treasure filled with the art and sculpture of the Himalayas . One of the best things is the model of a home shrine upstairs. The docents are excellent and the restaurant is superior

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was blown away by this museum. The art is so beautiful. The environment is lovely and they do a great job explaining things to you.

Thank greconj
Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited the Rubin Museum in NYC and found the Nepal Buddhism art work and temple shrine room to be enlightening! (Pun intended!!!) The evening would not be complete without their Tapas/Vodka Lounge with ambient lighting and ethnically engaging music in the background! I give this museum a full Lotus position!!!!

Thank Edward C
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice surprise. I didn't see any exhibits but have been there on several occasions to eat lunch. The food was fresh and delicious and it was relaxing and quite and just a nice place to hang out, especially when you want to take a break from the commotion of the city. I look forward to going back.

Thank Elissa E
Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely collection of Himalayan Art. The docents are very knowledgable and enjoyable to listen to. This museum is worth a visit.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here alone while in the city, because it was near the place I was staying, and I had a wonderful time. I don't know if it was because I went on an off day or something, but it was not crowded at all, which was nice. With student discount, I got in for $10, which I would consider... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

A lovely small museum on the side streets of Manhattan full of eastern art and religion. The museum's central staircase is a sight of its own! Lovely shop and cafe!!

Thank Iricharit

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