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Rubin Museum of Art

Open Now: 11:00 - 22:00
Open today: 11:00 - 22:00
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As you might expect, it has to be great or it won't survive in NYC. The Rubin Museum was no... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christa V
Dublin, Ohio
excellent art museum in the heart of Chelsea

Excellent collection of Mongolian and Tibetan paintings and sculpture. Gives a great intro to this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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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 3 days ago

As you might expect, it has to be great or it won't survive in NYC. The Rubin Museum was no exception. Thoughtful displays, fun, interactive, great happy hour on Friday night - very relevant and cool. Very glad we went!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christa V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent collection of Mongolian and Tibetan paintings and sculpture. Gives a great intro to this school of art. Lovely gift shop and café. This is a smaller museum and can be visited in an afternoon. (of course it could take a lot longer to truly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ThreeRosesStudio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not know anything about this museum in advance, assuming with the name Rubin it might be a Jewish museum. It is a great collection of art and artifacts from Tibet and Nepal. There was an interesting installation where you walked on tree stumps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank batterypark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been on my bucket list. I don't ordinarily gush at historic/prehistoric asian religious art. This museum, however, taught me new things about the migration of Buddhism from India into the Himalayas. Besides that, it's just a gorgeous museum. I expected it to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but an absolute gem, if Asian art is your thing, this is the perfect place. Not crowded and lovely pieces. The attached cafe serves delicious food, a must stop after visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lilly062
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The Rubin Museum is dedicated to the Art and Religion of the Far East. Places like China, India, Nepal. Very exotic and different. You will learn what those philosophies stand for. You will gain insight into that world. Buddhism. Hinduism. The collection will leave you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Passport823887
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The exhibition space in the Rubin Museum is spread over several floors. The floors are not large, so all of the exhibitions can be viewed in a reasonable amount of time. The art works are mostly Tibetan and of a good quality. There are excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Absolutely marvelous museum on the art, history, and religion of the Himalayas including wonderful, in-depth installations on Buddhism and Hinduism. What makes this museum stand out is how accessible the displays are too the uninitiated. Prior to my visit, I did not have any background...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bangerlow
Reviewed 12 October 2018

A beautiful building with a wonderful collection of art from the Himalayas and India. The most interesting part for us was the permanent collection focused on Tibetan art, the monument for the Anxious and Hopeful and the special exhibit of stepping wood blocks in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GBD_12
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went to this museum because we were interested in the theme of time that the 2018 exhibits were organized around. We were expecting something more interactive and thought-provoking to our non-Buddhist minds. It is mainly Buddhist paintings, sculptures, etc. with text describing what they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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 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
explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York
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17 March 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
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
20 August 2015|
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Response from Johnnie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Friday nights were free entry in June, worth checking.