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Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to the collection, display, and preservation of the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighbouring regions, with a permanent collection focused particularly on Tibetan art.

The museum originated from a private collection of Himalayan art and opened in 2004 with the capacity to exhibit over 1,000 objects including paintings, sculpture, and textiles, as well as ritual objects from the 2nd to the 20th centuries. Besides exhibitions based on the museum’s permanent collection, it also serves as a venue for national and international exhibitions.

Highlights of the Rubin Museum of Art

  • Statues of Buddha
  • Buddhist Paintings
  • Himalayan Textile Art
  • Buddhist Ritual Objects


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Tips for visiting the Rubin Museum of Art

  • Rubin Museum of Art is located in New York City’s Chelsea neighbourhood.
    • The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
  • The Museum opens at 11:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm except for Wednesdays and Thursday when it has late night hours.
    • The Museum is Closed on Tuesdays.
    • The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
  • There is an Admission Fee.
    • The shop and Café are open during the main Museum hours and do not require an admission ticket to visit.
  • A checkroom is available to store personal items during your visit.
    • Large items must be left at the checkroom.

Before your visit, please check the museum’s website to confirm hours of operations.

Rubin Museum of Art

  • Name:            Rubin Museum of Art
  • City:                New York City
  • Established:    2004
  • Type:              Art Museum
  • Location:       150 West 17th Street, Manhattan, New York City

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“The modern world thinks of art as very important:
something close to the meaning of life.”

– Alain de Botton


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