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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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Not my favorite museum.

I've gone to many museums and this is one of my least favorite! It is in a great area in Chelsea... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chloe B
Wonderful Gem of Himalayas Art

We were in New York City to see a Broadway Show and we visited this delightful museum in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathmandu, Nepal
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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 6 days ago

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.

Thank Chloe B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 tour which focus on Buddhism. After the tour we...More

Thank nursespark
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

Specializing in art of Tibet, the Himalayas and surrounding region. Small but rich collection. Special exhibits are always interesting. Nice cafe with light snacks, teas, coffees, etc. Excellent gift shop.

Thank metaligenics
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 28 June 2017

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
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
20 August 2015|
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Response from Johnnie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Friday nights were free entry in June, worth checking.
20 August 2015|
Response from YuryGr | Reviewed this property |