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Rubin Museum of Art

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Excellent museum focused on Buddhist art

If you're interested in Himalyan art, especially the long heritage of Buddhism, the Rubin is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
A very special art museum

More people should venture downtown to visit this very special museum dedicated to Himalayan (read... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Milford, Connecticut
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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...more
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150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-620-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in Himalyan art, especially the long heritage of Buddhism, the Rubin is a must. A first-rate museum of narrow focus it contains a wide variety of religious art of all kinds, beautifully displayed and well documented. It also sponsors a wide variety...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place for those interested in specific art. If not you might find that it does not suit your interest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yjyj2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More people should venture downtown to visit this very special museum dedicated to Himalayan (read Buddhist) art. We were here over the very busy between Christmas and New Year's weekend, but all was serene and almost contemplative at the Rubin.Not something that was true of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HungryI223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a day when other museums and attractions are packed with tourists, this museum is appropriately peaceful and contemplative. This museum is dedicated to Tibetan art, a mix of Buddhist and Hindu traditions, and includes work from neighboring countries like Nepal and Bhutan. The quality...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

We love the Rubin. Always interesting shows. Whenever we are in NYC we make time to visit and introduce others to this museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Milford C
Reviewed 11 December 2018

As you might expect, it has to be great or it won't survive in NYC. The Rubin Museum was no exception. Thoughtful displays, fun, interactive, great happy hour on Friday night - very relevant and cool. Very glad we went!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christa V
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Excellent collection of Mongolian and Tibetan paintings and sculpture. Gives a great intro to this school of art. Lovely gift shop and café. This is a smaller museum and can be visited in an afternoon. (of course it could take a lot longer to truly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ThreeRosesStudio
Reviewed 14 November 2018

I did not know anything about this museum in advance, assuming with the name Rubin it might be a Jewish museum. It is a great collection of art and artifacts from Tibet and Nepal. There was an interesting installation where you walked on tree stumps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

This has been on my bucket list. I don't ordinarily gush at historic/prehistoric asian religious art. This museum, however, taught me new things about the migration of Buddhism from India into the Himalayas. Besides that, it's just a gorgeous museum. I expected it to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Small but an absolute gem, if Asian art is your thing, this is the perfect place. Not crowded and lovely pieces. The attached cafe serves delicious food, a must stop after visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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17 March 2018|
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Response from timd7continents | Reviewed this property |
There is a 24-hour parking lot on the corner of 17th Street and 6th Avenue. There are also a number of parking garages and lots on 17th Street between Union Square and 7th Avenue. (From the Rubin web site). I also think... More
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.