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Rubin Museum of Art

  • 150 W. 17th St. Map It
  • Chelsea

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

This sleek and serene museum spread over six floors is the largest in the Western Hemisphere dedicated to the art of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. The pieces shown here include paintings on cloth, metal sculptures, and textiles dating from the 2nd century onward. Many of the works from areas such as Tibet, Nepal, southwest China, and India relate to Buddhism, Hinduism, Bon, and other eastern religions. In late 2015, the museum expanded its fourth-floor Tibetan Buddhist Shrine room to allow for a more immersive experience, with art and ritual objects presented as they would be in an elaborate household shrine. A pleasant café and gift shop is on the ground floor. Admission is free Friday 6–10 pm.

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150 W. 17th St., near 7th Ave., New York, New York, 10001, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $15

Published 09/11/2016


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