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Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

(4.6/5 based on 240+ 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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  • The place is beautiful, is perhaps a bit smaller than other museums, but is very well armed. I loved the meditation room, it is designed to be able to experience and soak up even more of that culture. It is a fascinating place.
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  • Great #art #shop #dine destination #Chelsea #NYC #Manhattan top #museum must-see #IDEAcatalyst #IdeaTherapy #TrekkerATLAS  more »
  • I never knew about this museum- I've been missing out! It's beautiful and full of very interesting Asian art. I have to say that the docents were wonderful! The special sound exhibit was interesting.....  more »
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  • Really neat museum! Very different from the typical art museum, and I like the narrow focus of Tibetan art. The food is DELICIOUS so be sure to go for lunch or dinner with your trip. They also have events like live music.
  • I was part of a group that took a private guided tour through the museum. The collection is absolutely stunning, and even more impressive when given context from the tour guide. One of the best Himalayan and Tibetan art collections in America.
  • Very nice surprise in the middle of a hectic city. The place features artifacts from the Himalayas and provide a great escape from the city outside. You have corners in the museum itself where you can just sit and relax. They provide a free audio tour which you can request at the ticket reception.
  • very nice enjoyable museum devoted to Himalayan art.Had some sensory exhibits that were very relaxing. Got a sense of the spiritual.fir the average person unless you are deeply into it,I would suggest the excursion takes about an hour to an hour and half.
  • One of the most underrated museums in NYC. Beautiful exhibition with impressive pieces on hindu and Buddhist culture. Very well organised and structured.