Skip to content
Art Museum

Rubin Museum of Art

52 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

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
November 19, 2018
Very different from your usual museum this one will stun you. Also has a great lounge.
November 05, 2018
Eastern art and historical artifacts. Excellent gift shop and cafe. Events with live music sometimes
July 25, 2018
Free - every Friday 6-10pm, first Monday of every month ages 65 and over.
June 10, 2018
Beautiful small museum of art of the Himalayas. A very special place.

Unique things to do nearby

Places to stay nearby

150 W 17th St
Manhattan, NY 10011
Phone+1 212-620-5000
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 11:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Powered by Foursquare