I discovered the works of Nicholas Roerich many years ago when ready some of the Theosophical books and immediately wanted to view the originals as I knew, from the description of his unique techniques, that no reproduction could ever capture the luminosity he imbued his work with. I did my research and found out about the museum in New York and made a special trip to see it. My experience was beyond my expectation both in the artistic value of the paintings and in the subject they represent.
Over the years I have personally taken friends to the museum and recommended it to many more. With a wide circle of friends in New York I continue to be amazed that hardly any of then knew they had such a treasure so near by.
The museum would be easily missed if you weren't looking for it specifically as it is in a three story brownstone on the upper west side identified only by the brass placque with "Nicholas Roerich Museum" and the building number "319."
As with so many friends I most highly recommend you take the time to search this out and spend a day enjoying the life's work of this great man - a Life of Luminous Color and Light.
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