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Rubin Museum of Art

Closed Now: 11:00 - 18:00
Open today: 11:00 - 18:00
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Nice surprise

I did not know anything about this museum in advance, assuming with the name Rubin it might be a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York City, New York
What a beautiful museum!

This has been on my bucket list. I don't ordinarily gush at historic/prehistoric asian religious... read more

Reviewed 5 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...more
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150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-620-5000
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Lilly062
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Passport823887
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

Thank Alice M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

One of the best museums in NYC! Love the space and the exhibits are informative and interesting. MUST GO!

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

First off they had two amazing non exhibit things happen as you enter. The "What causes you anxiety and what gives you hope" wall was awesome... There were some heartbreaking answers and some really hopeful ones too... and the letter you get from previous guests...More

1  Thank delp0rt
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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 Timothy D | 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.