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Rubin Museum Of Art

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150 W 17th St (at nr. Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY 10011
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Rubin Museum Of Art - New York, NY
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The Rubin Museum of Art, New York's newest museum, is dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and regions surrounding them. Housed in what used to be Barneys, that quintessential em...

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Donald & Shelley Rubin have converted the former Barney's department store into a marvelous six-story museum, along with theater in basement and shop and café on ground floor. The...

Cool beans 8/21/2005

This museum's in a good neighborhood unlike those other museums way uptown where you don't like to walk at night. Anyways, I was a little unfamiliar with the art I'd see here before I visited. It's very asian-themed but not like manga or anime. There were some really cool paintings here. I'd definitely recommend it for someone who's sick of going to the Met or MOMA. more

Top of the world 8/20/2005

The Rubin Museum of Art, New York's newest museum, is dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and regions surrounding them. Housed in what used to be Barneys, that quintessential emporium of rampant, albeit hip, consumerism, there's some irony here, what with Buddhism encouraging the renouncing of such trappings. But that irony is just one of the pleasures of this museum. It's collection of paintings, textiles, sculpture and ritual objects are displayed in a space that is, itself, a work of art. In line with it's desire to educate, the museum produces pulic programs that include film presentations, music, theater and dance performances as well as lectures and workshops. Guided tours of exhibitions are also available. more

Himalayan art 8/20/2005

A gem of a museum in a great neighborhood. It's not overwhelming like those uptown & you can finish admiring all the fabulous asian art work within 2 hrs. more

A wonderful addition to Manhattan's museums 8/19/2005

The Rubin Museum opened in fall 2004 and is a beautiful renovation of the old Barney's space. Featuring art from the Himalayas, Rubin has a great sense of space and majesty. They have an amazing collection of deities and buddhas from Nepal, Tibet and other parts of Asia. Their gallery space spans five floors and they have new exhibits opening all the time. A current exhibit of female buddhas explores images of the feminine divine in eastern culture, including Hinduism and Buddhism. The museum offers educational programs and events that help inform the public about this area of art that is often left out of mainstream museums and galleries. They also have a lovely ground floor cafe. This is a great space to have a special event for your business or nonprofit. more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    The spiral staircase that winds down the center of the spacious, six-storied former Barney's building reminded Himalayan art enthusiast, Donald Rubin of the cyclical Budhist...

  • 11/19/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon&Thu: 11am?5pm Wed: 11am?7pm Fri: 11am?10 pm Sat&Sun: 11am?6 pm The museum is closed on Tuesdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day.
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Chelsea
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