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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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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... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
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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.

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a gem of a museum with a very targeted collection of work pertaining to Himalayan Buddhism. When I was there, there was a special exhibit about natural and spiritual sound on the 4th floor that was utterly captivating. The space is on 5 floors and is lovely, the exhibits are well thought out and clearly explained and justified.... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great "off the beaten path" museum. Their collection focuses on Asian art and ranges from thousands of years ago to the present day and is excellently curated. Their current exhibit is about Tibet. The modern immersive Himalayan exhibit was wonderful and very Zen-like. The big NY museums are great and not to be missed. The Rubin is... More 

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Soenderborg, Denmark
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

In 5 Stocks you are guided into the religion symbols and art of the Himmalayan area. Take your time and read, look and listen to the world of Buddha. Ending up in Monumental Lhasa.

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Upon entering this museum we had that oasis feeling only a few places in New York can create. The design of the lobby and cafe continued this serene context for us. It set up perfectly the experience of viewing the amazing art on display. I came in having never seen any Tibetan art I could recall. I left with a... More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice museum dedicated to Himalayan art and culture in present-day Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Mongolia, and Northern India. The museum also provides spaces for meditation and spiritual experiences. Free admission every Friday evening.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We were brought here by a friend, who has lived and worked extensively in India. The museum specializes in the Art of the Himalayas, primarily, but not exclusively Nepal and Tibet. We saw the special exhibit of paintings of Lhasa as well as their spectacular collection of Buddhist and Hindu art. Of particular interest is a reconstruction of the interior... More 

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

The Rubin Museum of Art is a nicely appointed venue on the corner of 17th St and 7th Ave in Manhattan. You can get there by walking, using public or private transportation. Just saw "Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind". Beautiful pieces of Art from Tibet. Also attended K2 Lounge happy hour at museum-nice gathering place with pan-Asian tapas (pricing on drinks... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 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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