Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

4.7
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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  • Great/wonderful collection of art from Tibet, Himalaya and around. It's a must go, since the art work available is a treasure.  more »
  • In a city filled with treasures, this is a an off the beaten path jewel of a museum. I know nothing about Tibetan, HImaylayan, or Indian art. My visit here was educational without being boring, instru...  more »
  • There's so much to praise about the Rubin Museum. Not only is the only place in NYC (I know of) that exclusively collects and exhibits the art of Tibet and the region, it also effectively integrates t...  more »
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  • Always a great museum to visit, with both an extensive permanent and rotating collections. Love the concept of the current staircase artwork - A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful. Fridays the cafe turns into a great happy hour spot, with great looking food and 2-for-1 on selected drinks. In addition, Fridays are also open to the public for free! Perfect for a bit of culture with the family 😊
  • I came in with a friend looking for a experience of Art that was interactive as well as educational. This museum offered all I was looking for. Filled with ancient art from the Himalayas and surrounding countries. I was blessed with a abundance of beauty and also was able to enjoy a quiet sit in the Temple space they have there for all to see. I really had a nice time and when done, one can enjoy a nice tea with a meal or a drink and a meal on the lobby level. Gift store has lots if goodies to peek at and a great book store as well.
  • Great spot to enjoy Buddhist art or just CHILL!! Seriously this museum is perfect to be just zen especially at the shrine room. I do short meditation sometimes when I'm around. Their programs like meditation classes and music shows are all fantastic that I'm so glad to be a member. Cafe is also wonderful. I'm not so crazy about their food but coffee or small snacks are good. They serve alcohol too.
  • The Rubin presents art is a great place to see Buddhist art. Along with the Asia Society and the Met its a treasure in NYCT that traverses Asia’s diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum’s special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region.
  • A great museum to visit with family or friends. Probably one of the best collections of Himalayan art in the US that is open to the public. The coffee shop and store are also nice opportunities to find different teas, coffees, snacks, and shopping.
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