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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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Hidden Gem in Chelsea

I recently visited the Rubin for the first time. Although I can't count myself as knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jonathan R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile
Outstanding specialized museum and the special exhibit a feast for the senses

Small but outstanding collection of Himalayan art. Different theme for each floor, the special... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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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 yesterday 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

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Rubin Museum has become a delightful destination for my Chelsea neighborhood. It is on a side street with a repurposed wing of the former Barney's. The iconic Andree Putnam staircase has been retained as an architectural element that ties all the many levels together....More

Thank gkny10011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice experience here. They had an interactive exhibit on sound which was very thought-provoking. Each floor had a unique exhibit that was very interesting. A mix of photographs, sculpture and painting. A nice way to spend a couple of hours if you want...More

Thank Garrett S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as part of a work team building exercise. At first I was all that jazzed up about going here, but by the end of our trip I was really, really into it. Himalayan arts and music are the major attraction here, something here...More

Thank steel5rings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and they are each unique. The Rubin may not be on your radar initially but it is definitely worth a visit. There is a distinctive calm vibe from the moment you enter the building. First we dined early on salmon and lamb shank at the...More

Thank Year_of_Tiger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well-curated exhibit of Buddhist art from various countries and traditions. Lots of good explanatory materials, telling you how to interpret the art. Also, special exhibits, including one on sounds. Friday evening seemed to be a time for a party in the cafe area.

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beautiful, stunning building houses this very interesting collection. Dramatic staircase winding from floor to floor connects different themed exhibits. Art of Nepal and the Himalayas is unfamiliar to many. Happily, much information is provided and puts the art in historical and cultural context. Lovely restaurant...More

Thank rcatesby
Reviewed 30 May 2017

quiet, good layout, beautiful art and a wonderful cafe located on the bottom floor. My favorite place to get away in NYC

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 26 May 2017

If you enjoy Eastern ideas and Art, then this is the place for you! When I was there, there was a lecture with Himalayan Yogis. Which was fascinating. If you enjoy anything Buddhist, Tibetan artifices any Indian discipline or just an open mind, please visit...More

Thank iris a
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 |