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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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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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 made me feel as if I was actually in Nepal. I also loved the Himalayan... More 

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Reviewed 13 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!

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New York, United States
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great #art #shop #dine destination #Chelsea #NYC #Manhattan top #museum must-see #IDEAcatalyst #IdeaTherapy #TrekkerATLAS

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I never knew about this museum- I've been missing out! It's beautiful and full of very interesting Asian art. I have to say that the docents were wonderful! The special sound exhibit was interesting... I never thought about the sound of wind on a mountain top. Very calming. The shrine on exhibit was so authentic- I felt like I was... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

A tour of the Rubin is an eye-opener. Art and artifacts from Northern India, Nepal, Tibet, well curated. Do make sure to take the free docent tour. Our guide was fabulous! I would not have taken nearly as much away from the visit had I missed that tour. There are interactive exhibits, a replica of a temple, and even a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This museum is very interesting and with a great gift shop. Colorful exhibits and works of arts. A must

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I read a lot about the Rubin Museum and studied their collection online before visiting. Tibetan thangka paintings are my favorite style of art, so I was very excited to visit the museum, and I was not disappointed. The artwork is truly captivating. It is worth it to take your time and read the placards. You can learn so much.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wonderful museum. Quiet, beautiful. So much to learn here. If you've tired of the crowds at the Met (and I do love the Met, don't get me wrong), The Rubin Museum of Art is your new haven.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Loved the Friday nights at Rubin where it's free, and the bar is open. A fun vibe for after work folks, and the exhibits are all so different and yet linked in their immense beauty. Especially loved the photo exhibit of India in the 90s, and the walking tour of different Buddhist temples.

Thank Melissa S

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