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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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All things Asian...wonderful Venue

We spent quite a bit of time here, touring this brilliant museum. The staff were most helpful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
skaszab2016
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Toronto, Canada
An Educational Experience

This museum specializes in Himalayan art. There are excellent descriptions of the art: its purpose... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elyette
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Seattle, Washington
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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
Chelsea
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent quite a bit of time here, touring this brilliant museum. The staff were most helpful. Unique art forms, historical pieces hard to find elsewhere. Will visit again to be sure :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum specializes in Himalayan art. There are excellent descriptions of the art: its purpose and history, along with suggestions on how to view it. I found these most helpful. The museum exudes peacefulness.

Thank elyette
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find! This museum is very well designed making the visual impact of the art apparent. We arrived early Saturday morning and essentially had the museum to ourselves! The descriptions of the art provide enough detail that the visitor understand the subtly of...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Really impressed with the Rubin Museum and it was definitely worth the travel and the entrance fee. In my opinion it's a must visit for anyone with an interest in the region's aesthetic. The Nepalese hollow casting there was absolutely fantastic.

Thank Sean C
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I have arrived in Newark after a long trip from France with a stopover and a jetlag, I left my luggage at the hotel and went to this little museum. I attended a guided tour. She was very friendly and good.

Thank LNS383
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A smaller cultural center and museum, Rubin specializes in Tibetan and Indian art. The facility is beautiful! The exhibits are well curated. Check out their events and activities. I took a spinning dance class there; it was a special experience.

Thank Ivy C
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Any one interested in the history of Buddhism and its development in different areas in the Far East should visit this museum. The museum has a rich display of related objects. The museum is housed in the lankmark Barney department store. I would also highly...More

Thank Tamar1019
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Outstanding collection of Buddhist and Hindi art, some dating back to the 10th and 12th century. Informative regarding the significance of the art and cultures. Free Friday nights drew a good size crowd and the wine bar was jumping with a DJ providing music. The...More

Thank Ed A
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Very specific collections of Hindu, Buddhist and Himalayan sculptures, prints and paintings. Sounds boring but it's not. The darkened environment is very compelling and the artifacts themselves are magnificent and well displayed. Good for date night. Actually can be a very trippy environment.

Thank Stephen M S
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

For those of us amidst art week in need for an ancient and esoteric energy, this place is a must stop! There are an ongoing happenings in the Rubin Museum at all times, so make sure to sign up in some way to be updated....More

Thank Nia V
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neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
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Hope R
17 March 2018|
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Response from Ed A | Reviewed this property |
We took the subway, which was convenient-even on a cold, breezy March evening. I didn't notice any garages close by and street parking was very limited.
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2 April 2017|
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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
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Duo38
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Response from Johnnie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Friday nights were free entry in June, worth checking.
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