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Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

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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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 tou...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Imagine a museum devoted to all things Buddhism. What a joy. The sense of peace simply radiated off the walls and those that were present brought such a high level of energy that I was high the entire visit. The museum is light in its feel. You sense that from the moment you cross the threshold and are bathed in reverence of the universe. There is a cafe which serves some pretty darn good food, there is a bar that serves drinks along with a bookstore. Loved it.
  • Small but a fantastic selection, really homey and comfortable. You need some time to go through it properly if you are into it. It's a great place to visit!
  • This is now my favourite museum in NYC. Small but perfectly formed, exquisite collection of Tibetan sculpture and paintings. My kids loved the sound exhibition.
  • I came here to write a class paper and brought my son. We both love Tibetan art. We were gonna stay for tea and a snack but decided not to. It's small but, you feel as if you're in a sacred space. Next time we go, we're getting tea.
  • One of the best museums in New York and I've seen almost all. Make sure to catch a tour with Dr. Ron on a Friday night to get the best experience

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