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A wonderful break from the heat!

First off they had two amazing non exhibit things happen as you enter. The "What causes you anxiety... read more

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A hidden gem in SoHo

The Rubin Museum is a fine collection of Tibetan and Bhutanese art, housed in a tranquil, peaceful... read more

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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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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank delp0rt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rubin Museum is a fine collection of Tibetan and Bhutanese art, housed in a tranquil, peaceful, circular collection across 5 floors. There is an authentic Bhuddist temple that is serene and a beautiful place to meditate or spend a few quite moments. I have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a treasure. The statues and the tapestries are well worth the visit. The museum is small enough that you don’t feel,overwhelmed by too much. You should allow a few hours at least so you can take the time and read about the...More

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is a real gem - particularly for Asian art and artifacts. Incredibly well laid out - it's really extraordinary.

Thank physiciantraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am thankful my date suggested this museum for a first date. As a Global Studies teacher, I found visuals that would help my students understand Asian belief systems better than present information through a textbook or online. Alas, I am no longer dating the...More

Thank Dana_Derchin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This unique collection of mainly Buddhist is a must for anyone even remotely interested in Asian cultures. Items come primarily from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India. To get the most of your visit, allot at least an hour and a half to read the informative...More

Thank IvanSusanin1613
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum that specializes in Himalayan (Tibet, India, Bhutan) art is unique and inviting. Our tour guide Judy was fantastic as she introduced us to Buddhist and Hindu deities, and invited us to let go of some of our Western cultural biases as we looked...More

Thank abaram
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A lovely small museum with Himalayan art. Very interesting permanent collection and frequent interesting special exhibitions.

Thank rodash
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I was a member here for awhile, and love the Eastern art work and layout of the museum. They also have interesting events- meditations, etc.

Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The story is that the Rubins had a Tibetan painting in their home, felt it had a special energy and went from non-believers into believers. The rest is history. The space is amazing and the collection one of the finest of its kind in the...More

Thank Neil W
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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.