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Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful deities and art from Asia. No need to go to Tibet to visit shrine. Amazing art collection from Asia and Jain art. Good Asian food in the cafeteria. 
  • We visited this easily hidden museum in Chelsea Market on a free Friday night expecting very litttle. To our surprise, there were a few really informative exhibitions with great insight into Buddhism,...  read more »
  • The Rubin is a great museum for a travelers in NYC. It teaches you about each Buddha and what group their in. It explains some of the poses they do. The Rubin also tells you about the season in the Hi...  read more »
  • One of the most underrated museums in NYC. Beautiful exhibition with impressive pieces on hindu and Buddhist culture. Very well organised and structured.
  • Definitely a hidden gem in NYC. It's a great place to get your "Zen" on. All of regular exhibits are really well laid out and provide a lot of insight for people less familiar with the Buddhism etc. The special exhibits are always fascinating and worth the many trips back. Oh, and it's not so ginormous that you get "museum headache"
  • Very authentic place showcasing excellent exhibitions. I visited when they were showcasing exhibitions on Himalayan ary, Tibetan, Mongolian, Indian, Chinese and Nepalese artwork. Staff were friendly, the place really easy to navigate and overall a wonderful experience. Really well curated I must say. They also offer student discounts, if you are eligible.
  • Love the collection of Tibetan and far east art, super peaceful environ. Decent cafe menu. Accessible via mass transit.
  • Came here with my dad a few months ago, and loved it. Great combination of art and culture of Tibet. 10/10 would totally come back here to see all the artifacts and tapestries. Love the layout of the museum and overall feel of it. If you want to learn more about Buddhism or just Tibet, this is a great start. Love it!
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