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Rubin Museum of Art

54 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
This often-overlooked museum holds a gorgeous collection of masks, scrolls, and paintings from Nepal, Bhutan, India, and other Himalayan countries. Much of it centers around Tibetan Buddhism. Spend some time studying the Tibetan prayer beads and be sure to visit the prayer room. Lexy can spend an entire afternoon meditating over a single painting here. Well-known and respected Tibetan Buddhists like Ethan Nichtern teach meditation classes here, helping students to feel fully aware and content in the present moment. Check the website for the next class.
Yukiko Naoi &
Yukiko Naoi &
February 15, 2017

Tips from locals

Nancy
Nancy
November 13, 2019
Explore Himalayan culture at Rubin Museum of Art, a small west side establishment devoted exclusively to the subject. Displaying a commendably-curated collection of Eastern art and artifacts, the museum dedicates itself to both educating and entertaining its patrons. In addition to its permanent…
Kristin
Kristin
November 04, 2019
An intimate museum with a wonderful collection, special exhibitions, films and programming. Also an excellent cafe and bar and music on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Benham
Benham
October 22, 2019
very unique spot, nominally a museum of Himalayan culture. However, they have grown into a wonderful programming body, focused on mindfulness, the brain, the transmission of culture, etc... Flatiron District
Korina
Korina
November 19, 2018
Very different from your usual museum this one will stun you. Also has a great lounge.
Sarah
Sarah
November 05, 2018
Eastern art and historical artifacts. Excellent gift shop and cafe. Events with live music sometimes

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Location
150 W 17th St
Manhattan, NY 10011
Phone+1 212-620-5000
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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