Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

Nestled in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan, this non-profit museum is entirely dedicated to Himalayan art. It boasts the largest collection of religious art in the West from Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan as well as India, Mongolia, and China.

The Rubin Museum of Art is located in what was once the women’s section of a Barney’s department store. It features long spiral staircase that passes through the six storeys of the museum, which showcase a series of changing exhibitions from other museums as well as the Rubin’s own renowned permanent collection of over 2,000 works.

The exhibits feature a captivating array of objects from Buddhist art to Tibetan rugs to Nepalese sculpture. There are numerous scroll paintings (thangka) in the museum’s holdings, as well as thousands of fascinating artifacts including masks, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts.

The RMA also offers a full calendar of live music, films, talks and performances. There are several family programs available including art workshops for children.

Visiting the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City

The RMA is located at 150 W 17th Street (between Avenue Of The Americas & 7th Avenue) in Chelsea. The museum’s café features a menu inspired by the countries of the Himalayan region, and the gift shop features a unique selection of jewellery, books and hand-woven textiles.

Private guided tours are available for group visits. For more information call 212-620-5000 or visit the Rubin Museum of Art website

Location: 150 W 17th Street, New York City, New York
Phone: 212-620-5000
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