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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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Stunning intricate Tibetan Buddhist artwork

Second time visiting this compact 5-floor museum focused on Tibetan artifacts. Current exhibition... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Robert C
New York City, New York
A Gem in the City

This museum is a wonderful, focused gem. I always learn something and come away with an inner... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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“shrine room” (11 reviews)
150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-620-5000
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Second time visiting this compact 5-floor museum focused on Tibetan artifacts. Current exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson photography of India around the time around Ghandi's assassination gives pause to the current tendency to normalize radical nationalism. This museum is just the right size, not overwhelming. It...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This museum is a wonderful, focused gem. I always learn something and come away with an inner calmness. The cafe is not to be missed. The duck dumplings are spectacular. A haven from the intensity of Manhattan.

Thank AdriennePhilly
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I went to the Rubin Museum today and there was a class of first graders there on a field trip. However, they were split up and kept quiet in the museum. There was also a tour going on with a women's group. Also very quiet....More

Thank Karen939
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Small and lovely museum with places for reflection and calm. Beautiful shrine room, fantastic photography exhibit of Gandhi, and a Himalayan mountain sound experience. Museum shop is full of gems too.

Thank ML M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Tucked away of 17th street, this museum is just another great place to visit in the city. The floors are smaller but filled with wonderful art and artifacts from Asia. Some exhibit are interactive. You can record an Om for a sound project, view stunning...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We recently visited the Rubin and thoroughly enjoyed it. The exhibits were thoughtfully presented and curated, with some of the more informative wall panels we've seen in a long time. Each floor was organized by theme. It was fascinating to see on the top floor...More

Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I love this Asian art museum Right now there is a superb exhibition of Henri Cartier Bresson photographs in India ,a workshop on the sound OM ,and 3 other exhibitions The events are enlightening I go to a meditation class every week And the restaurant...More

Thank zoe646
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's a small digestible museum that is well curated. I'd strongly recommend the free tour. Ed was a very knowledgeable, relaxed and accessible guide for us.

Thank TuniB
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I came here for a team building activity 2 years ago and vowed to come back. This museum is so worth it. It's relatively small and consists of 6 floors of various Himalayan art. I thoroughly enjoyed the Sacred Sound exhibit. The Buddhist shrine room...More

1  Thank da277
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great find as we were strolling. Good place to unwind and take in some distant Himalayan art, religion and culture for a couple of hours. Don't miss the top floor- Om!

Thank Rob G
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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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.
20 August 2015|
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