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Rubin Museum of Art

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Address: 150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts oasis and cultural hub in New York...

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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The Rubin Museum is a Jewel !

I'm reluctant to admit that even though I live less than 10 blocks from The Rubin, I had never been there until today. What a mistake that has been ! First of all, The Rubin is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I'm reluctant to admit that even though I live less than 10 blocks from The Rubin, I had never been there until today. What a mistake that has been ! First of all, The Rubin is housed in a beautiful building. It is modern, aesthetically pleasing, and evokes a feeling of serenity. The art is a collection of all things... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Rubin museum has an amazing collection of art from different parts of Asia: from China and Mongolia to India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Afghanistan. Several floors of amazing sculptures, paintings, carvings, tapestries, etc: beautiful and exotic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

For anyone with the least interest in Oriental art, or any art for that matter, the Rubin is an essential museum in New York City. After the stresses of the past election, my companion and I spent a wonderful two hours reflecting on the wisdom of the East, that and the great beauty on display

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The moment you enter this museum, a feeling of tranquility washes over you. Stand in the center of the spiral staircase and listen to the sound of chimes; this is a museum like no other. Ascend the staircase and learn about different artwork and the beautiful cultures of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan. Inspiring!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went to the Rubin Museum twice during my 2016 visit to New York City. Once on the day they held their annual block party, and again to listen to a free performance at their regular Spiral Music series. The museum's collection of art and artifacts from India, China, and Tibet are second to none, and the music series and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went to K2; Friday Happy Hour sesson at Rubin Museum. A little date night with my wife. Nice setting , bar service was suspect, but table service was the way to go. Nice food chooses; Himalayan/ Indian cuisine. DJ creates a great ambiance. Check out the Great Exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautiful deities and art from Asia. No need to go to Tibet to visit shrine. Amazing art collection from Asia and Jain art. Good Asian food in the cafeteria.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this easily hidden museum in Chelsea Market on a free Friday night expecting very litttle. To our surprise, there were a few really informative exhibitions with great insight into Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Himalayan culture. Worth spending 3 hours here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Rubin is a great museum for a travelers in NYC. It teaches you about each Buddha and what group their in. It explains some of the poses they do. The Rubin also tells you about the season in the Himalayas. It doesn't just have Buddha and art it teaches history. The room that replicates an actual temple is amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I joined the Rubin several years ago, prior to a trip to Bhutan and India. I wanted an overview of Buddhist art, culture and the impact of Himalayan geography in the peoples' lives. I have continued my membership in the Rubin and continue to experience the special (spectacular) programs, some only available to members, Living in NYC has many benefits.... More 

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