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Rubin Museum of Art

150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-620-5000
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NYC has over 260 museums......

and they are each unique. The Rubin may not be on your radar initially but it is definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Good intro to Buddhist art

A well-curated exhibit of Buddhist art from various countries and traditions. Lots of good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 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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150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-620-5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

and they are each unique. The Rubin may not be on your radar initially but it is definitely worth a visit. There is a distinctive calm vibe from the moment you enter the building. First we dined early on salmon and lamb shank at the...More

Thank Year_of_Tiger
Reviewed 3 days ago

A well-curated exhibit of Buddhist art from various countries and traditions. Lots of good explanatory materials, telling you how to interpret the art. Also, special exhibits, including one on sounds. Friday evening seemed to be a time for a party in the cafe area.

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, stunning building houses this very interesting collection. Dramatic staircase winding from floor to floor connects different themed exhibits. Art of Nepal and the Himalayas is unfamiliar to many. Happily, much information is provided and puts the art in historical and cultural context. Lovely restaurant...More

Thank rcatesby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

quiet, good layout, beautiful art and a wonderful cafe located on the bottom floor. My favorite place to get away in NYC

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy Eastern ideas and Art, then this is the place for you! When I was there, there was a lecture with Himalayan Yogis. Which was fascinating. If you enjoy anything Buddhist, Tibetan artifices any Indian discipline or just an open mind, please visit...More

Thank iris a
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came to the Rubin Museum of Art for a stockholders meeting and was given a tour of the museum after the meeting was over. It is an impressive museum with a focus on Tibetan art. The museum is not huge but their exhibitions were...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found the Rubin the last time we were in NYC about three years ago. When we planned out trip this year, we knew we'd stop at the Rubin again. This is a one-of-a-kind place - with many beautiful art objects, but also a tremendous...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting museum devoted to the history and culture of the Himalayas. Full of interesting artifacts from the region. Just the right size for a leisurely visit. Quiet and peaceful. Has a beautiful zen temple area for quiet contemplation. It also has a wonderful little restaurant...More

Thank Wavehill
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Second time visiting this compact 5-floor museum focused on Tibetan artifacts. Current exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson photography of India around the time around Ghandi's assassination gives pause to the current tendency to normalize radical nationalism. This museum is just the right size, not overwhelming. It...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This museum is a wonderful, focused gem. I always learn something and come away with an inner calmness. The cafe is not to be missed. The duck dumplings are spectacular. A haven from the intensity of Manhattan.

Thank AdriennePhilly
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 neighbourhood life. The
contemporary art scene is an integral part of the
neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
every night of the week and countless exhibits to
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Price of entry
2 April 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
what are the museum hours?
20 August 2015|
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Response from Johnnie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Friday nights were free entry in June, worth checking.
what are the hours
20 August 2015|
Response from YuryGr | Reviewed this property |