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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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Experience the past and present inside the Rubin

Step inside the Rubin Museum of Art and you might not surface for hours. This is such a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cathy S
Tampa, Florida
Not What I Expected

I acan only speak about the meditation as that was why I came here. Did not take the time to view... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dorothy g
New York City, New York
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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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150 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-620-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Step inside the Rubin Museum of Art and you might not surface for hours. This is such a pleasant experience including the permanent exhibitions, temporary mix of contemporary art, and the lovely cafe with delicious food and beverages. The World is Sound exhibition was one...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I acan only speak about the meditation as that was why I came here. Did not take the time to view what else was available. I came to experience meditation as I like to try out the different types available to people like myself. Nowhere...More

Thank dorothy g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this museum to be amazing. It had me experience a museum in a different way. You interact with some of the exhibits. The collection is just beautiful. The museum is small nonetheless I found it remarkable. It did want to leave the building....More

1  Thank Nedelka M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The focus is on art from various Asian cultures in and around the Himalayas. I learned a lot and ideally could have spent more than the 2-3 hours we had available. There was a special exhibit of photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson from India at about...More

Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I've gone to many museums and this is one of my least favorite! It is in a great area in Chelsea, but just doesn't give the same feel as other museums do.

Thank Chloe B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We were in New York City to see a Broadway Show and we visited this delightful museum in the Chelsea district for a very pleasant afternoon. Having never been to this museum, we took a docent-lead tour which focus on Buddhism. After the tour we...More

1  Thank nursespark
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A very nice surprise in the city. It's small museum but full of good things. A different energy from others museums in the city.

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I recently visited the Rubin for the first time. Although I can't count myself as knowledgeable about Asian art, I was deeply impressed by the interior architecture, decor, and exhibit space of the Rubin, and by the exhibits themselves. Each floor is compact enough to...More

1  Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Specializing in art of Tibet, the Himalayas and surrounding region. Small but rich collection. Special exhibits are always interesting. Nice cafe with light snacks, teas, coffees, etc. Excellent gift shop.

1  Thank metaligenics
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Small but outstanding collection of Himalayan art. Different theme for each floor, the special exhibit 'The World Is Sound' was particularly interesting and offered something a bit different from sculpture and paintings from the Himalayan nations and the photos of Henri Cartier Bresson on India....More

1  Thank ECWorld
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
19 August 2015|
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Response from Johnnie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Friday nights were free entry in June, worth checking.
19 August 2015|
Response from YuryGr | Reviewed this property |