Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

Art Museum and Gift Shop
Chelsea, New York
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  • Caroline C.
    "Friday night movies and happy hour drinks!"(14 Tips)
    "center for Himalayan and Tibetan art hosts film screenings"(4 Tips)
    Scott B.
    "weekend at K2 Lounge on Fridays at 6pm."(3 Tips)
    Kimberly J.
    "2-4-1 drinks from 6-7p and free admission to the museum until 10p."(3 Tips)
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  • Chris G.
    Chris GampatAugust 27
    Go on Friday night! There's a happy hour
  • Nikki
    NikkiAugust 12
    beautiful and introspective collection recently integrating new media and offering free Friday evenings
  • Silene L.
    Silene LimJuly 12
    I did the mindful meditation on Wednesday which was just worth coming to. The museum this summer is really small and targeted towards Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Nick R.
    Here to view the photography work of Henri Cartier-Bresson- amazing work from the 1940s and later
  • Laurea d.
    Laurea de OcampoApril 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a peaceful & gorgeous museum, also one of my favorite relaxing museum cafes in Manhattan. Spend time in the prayer room & meditate
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMarch 29
    Beautiful Tibetan art collections. Interesting venue as a former department store building.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Janelle G.
    Great date museum :)
  • Alexander D.
    Alexander DubovoyDecember 8, 2016
    Music series is very nice :)
  • Kamaria M.
    Kamaria MionDecember 7, 2016
    A good option if you want to see something different from the met or moma. Very friendly and informative staff
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FordSeptember 1, 2016
    Worth going for free on Friday nights!
  • Celeste L.
    Celeste LeCompteMay 2, 2016
    Fantastic creative events in an unlikely venue.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SobieMarch 23, 2016
    Wednesday's are mindful meditation and Friday's music. Great gift and book store!!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchuitJanuary 22, 2016
    Actually pretty interesting art! Rotating exhibits
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJanuary 5, 2016
    Free with an NYU Card? Sweet!
  • caroline s.
    caroline sistareNovember 29, 2015
    The Steve McCurry exhibit was phenomenal. A fun yet informative museum as a whole.
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoOctober 23, 2015
    Love this place
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChinAugust 1, 2015
    Seems like a section of the met, this time, focusing on nepal, tibetan, Mongolian art, sculptures, masks and statues. Has a happyhour and tapas bar
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 19, 2015
    Masks exhibition on now.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BoltonMay 23, 2015
    The Friday lounge is exceptionally alluring. Happy Hour 6-7pm with a tour. The food wasn't all that bad. The duck braised momo is a must try to expedience nepalese food.
  • Matty C.
    Matty CitoApril 12, 2015
    The Masks exhibit was pretty neat
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline ChungApril 11, 2015
    Friday night movies and happy hour drinks!
  • Abe
    AbeFebruary 14, 2015
    Join the tours. The guides are super nice and knowledgeable.
  • Anniee B.
    Anniee BesantFebruary 12, 2015
    nice restaurant in Asia
  • Trae F.
    Trae FFebruary 8, 2015
    Spend a few minutes in The Tibetan Prayer Room and you'll feel any negative energy fade immediately.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GargisoFebruary 2, 2015
    Excellent selection of Mongolian art. Very interestingly designed museum
  • aisha b.
    aisha baiocchiJanuary 19, 2015
    It's not kid friendly and the food is okay, good for senior citizens
  • Stephan V.
    Stephan Van DamDecember 31, 2014
    NYC's tastiest museum.
  • Laurence C.
    Laurence CruzNovember 22, 2014
    Oh boy.....bonchon
  • Laurence C.
    Laurence CruzNovember 22, 2014
    Yes. Museum.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 17, 2014
    Fantastic spiritual works from the Himalayas. Nice visitors' projects for kids.
  • Tharit T.
    Tharit TothongAugust 13, 2014
    Truly nice cafe to hang out
  • Sage W.
    Sage WohnsAugust 10, 2014
    Himalayan art
  • Nick J.
    Nick JensenAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing Tibetan art!
  • Affinia Hotel Collection
    This six-story museum houses Donald and Shelley Rubin’s impressive collection of Himalayan art, as well as large-scale temporary exhibitions, film screenings, live music, and dance performances.
  • Houda M.
    Houda MullerMay 3, 2014
    Fun place to grab a drink and a bite. Food is pretty good for a museum!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SwintonApril 4, 2014
    Free Friday night admission 6-10pm, 2 for 1 happy hr 6-7pm!
  • Rahni S.
    Rahni SumlerJanuary 4, 2014
    Porkbelly is unholy here!
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan McKenzieDecember 14, 2013
    Friday nights are free and popular. Go when there's music. Interesting acoustics.
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica VazNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful, accessible, and educational
  • Gene H.
    Gene HanNovember 11, 2013
    ALWAYS start on the second floor (FL 2). The entire floor is a nice simple tutorial, with examples, of the culture, context, technique, symbolism, and history related to all the art you will see.
  • Martin C.
    Martin C.November 9, 2013
    Get a coffee and something to eat elsewhere because the wait for either is ridiculous and nobody cares when you ask where your order is. Half empty and the staff are totally unable to cope
  • Hanna E.
    Hanna ErlandssonSeptember 26, 2013
    The BEST giftshop. Ever.
  • Diana P.
    Diana PardueSeptember 14, 2013
    Great jazz series on Friday evenings - enjoy the cafe before or after the concert!
  • Diana P.
    Diana PardueSeptember 7, 2013
    Jazz concerts on Friday evenings, very cool
  • Lilly C.
    Lilly ChangAugust 17, 2013
    Free admission from 6-10pm Friday
  • highwind
    highwindAugust 14, 2013
    Free admission for Bloomberg employees and 1 guest (children 12 and under are free) the first weekend of each month
  • Ange S.
    Ange SimJuly 25, 2013
    Photography is now allowed throughout the museum.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    The center for Himalayan and Tibetan art hosts film screenings, live music, dance performances, and art demonstrations for all ages.
  • Merve Ö.
    I loved the museum...and at the shop u can find some unique things
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 28, 2013
    At the "Count Your Blessings" exhibit (opening Aug 2), you will find some of the strangest Tibetan prayer beads. One is made from the vertebrae of a snake. Another set is from a human skull. Read more
  • Kimberly J.
    Kimberly JamesMay 18, 2013
    Friday nights at the Ruben. 2-4-1 drinks from 6-7p and free admission to the museum until 10p.
  • Dhruva G.
    Dhruva GanesanApril 10, 2013
    Check out the brainwaves series on Wednesdays - aesthetic experts meet neuroscience experts.
  • Martin A.
    Martin AubreyMarch 25, 2013
    Go there, it is wonderful
  • Tania S.
    Tania SaidMarch 18, 2013
    Spend time on the second floor to learn about how Buddhist sculpture is made, and how to understand the types, mudras, etc.
  • Gray S.
    Gray ScottFebruary 23, 2013
    See the Uyghur exhibit now!
  • Beni C.
    Beni ChhunJanuary 13, 2013
    April 13, 2013: 3-5 pm. Come for Cambodian New Year celebrations and the opening ceremony to the SOC Festival! Featuring traditional Cambodian music and presentation of dhamma by Khmer buddhist monks.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BarnesAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Shop, dine, explore at Serai, enjoy Himalayan Happy Hour every Wednesday evening, or kick off the weekend at K2 Lounge on Fridays at 6pm.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RogersAugust 6, 2012
    Himalayan Happy Hour, Wednesdays 5-7 PM?
  • Edie C.
    Edie CapellanMay 4, 2012
    You can get authentic Tibetan art in the gift shop.
  • Yolanda Shoshana
    Yolanda ShoshanaApril 12, 2012
    One of the sexiest places in Gotham baby! The art is dedicated to the art of the Himalayas & surrounding regions. Every Friday night it's free, there's a even a DJ. Great for a date!
  • MyCityWay
    MyCityWayApril 10, 2012
    Admission is free every Friday from 6 PM - 10 PM, while you unwind with some cocktails and entertainment.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HadleyMarch 7, 2012
    Very nice loose leaf Assam and cookies in the cafe.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJanuary 18, 2012
    Need plans for a Friday night? Free Fridays from 6-10 p.m. at Rubin Museum of Art is a great place to hang with friends! Check out MetroFocus for other museum deals throughout the city. Read more
    THIRTEENDecember 13, 2011
    THIRTEEN members get $2 off admission at this museum that houses one of the world’s most important collections of Himalayan art! Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 12, 2011
    Come on a Friday night for a cocktail and some culture. This spacious museum boasts a prayer inducing collection of art from the Himalayas.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SeoNovember 14, 2011
    The stairs are cool.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusNovember 7, 2011
    Acoustic jazz concerts can be enjoyed on Friday nights here in a room that has the best acoustics in NYC. Add this place to your to-do list and check out our other local jazz picks on MetroFocus. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 15
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MirandaNovember 3, 2011
    #TREATYOSELF to... that secret obsession with India and all it's fantastic religious imagery. no one will know.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LeeOctober 26, 2011
    The cafe here is a great hidden gem for lunch. The rice bowls are delicious and under $10.
  • Eric R.
    Eric RyanOctober 16, 2011
    Immerse yourself in the Tibetan Shrine Room on the second floor. I was completely blown away!
  • I CARE I.
    I CARE IF YOU LISTENOctober 14, 2011
    I'll be back to check the music series out...
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 19, 2011
    The Himalayan art displayed is amazing, and the way the museum is designed makes it easy to go through.
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 24, 2011
    With nearly 2000 pieces of Himalayan religious art, this Smithsonian Affiliate boasts the West’s largest collection of Nepalese, Tibetan, and Bhutanese cultural artifacts. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Yolanda Shoshana
    Yolanda ShoshanaJune 20, 2011
    One of the sexiest places in Gotham baby! The art is dedicated dedicated to the art of the Himalayas & surrounding regions. Every Friday night it's free, there's a even a DJ. Great for a date!
  • Tanya T.
    Tanya T.May 11, 2011
    Meditate at the Tibetan prayer room on the second floor!
  • Scott B.
    Scott BerrieApril 25, 2011
    Lovely serene atmosphere to get away from the noise. No wifi though -- big disappointment.
  • The Selective Guru® @.
    # price: $10 general/$5 seniors and middle and high school students# phone: (212) 620-5000# fax: (212) 620-0628# hours: Mon and Thurs 11-5; Weds 11-7; Friday 11-10; Sat and Sun 11-6 VIA @Select
  • Alex M.
    Alex MonsterMarch 31, 2011
    Do not attempt to tackle the bar's cheese plate alone. Have a partner, and remember to hydrate.
  • Sophie L.
    Sophie LMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tibetan Prayer room on floor 2 is the coolest installation ever!!
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveMarch 5, 2011
    pretty good food too, and affordable (ok quality) wine. great museum.
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HwangNovember 19, 2010
    After Loehmann's buyer's remorse, meditate on the Rubin's new Shrine Room.
  • Blacky B.
    Blacky BalkanOctober 8, 2010
    Nice to be here !!!
  • Yolanda Shoshana
    Yolanda ShoshanaSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is so wonderful! It was love at first sight!
  • Mochi C.
    Mochi CamayaAugust 14, 2010
    Jazz with Marcus & Riza Printup & friends. Soothing & Funky
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 23, 2010
    Magnifying glasses next to the exhibits and grid paper for drawing let kids really explore the art.Powered by
  • Anna D.
    Anna DJune 24, 2010
    Great Himalayan art. Like climbing Everest without the climbing part. Also, jazz on Friday nights.
  • Tracy F.
    Tracy FullertonMay 29, 2010
    Beautiful piece here by Bill Viola in the Remember That You Will Die exhibit.
  • Arun N.
    Arun NemaliMay 4, 2010
    Wed evening happy hour from 5-7pm. Great to start your evening there. Not your typical bar ambience in a good way.
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    save your visits for the K2 Lounge event on fridays.. galleries are free
  • Joseph O.
    Joseph OverbeyMarch 22, 2010
    I have a new respect for Tibet.
  • Pooja K.
    Pooja KohliMarch 20, 2010
    Buy a copy of Sita Sings the Blues at the Rubin Store!
  • Alan C.
    Alan CordovaMarch 20, 2010
    Friday openings draw a swanky high art crowd; as long as you don't need silence to appreciate a painting you get the best of both worlds: an interesting crowd and interesting exhibits.
  • Gary J.
    Gary JMarch 16, 2010
    Their Friday nights are the time to visit. I learned that fear is flamed by ignorance and is conquered through wisdom as symbolized by a gold statue with many arms each holding a different utensil.
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 4, 2010
    When Mad Men creator Matt Weinert is brought in to interpret one of Carl Jung’s paintings than you know it's a cool place.
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HwangJanuary 23, 2010
    Consciousness in overload - Cosmos plus Jung's Red Book is a lot. Totally worth it!
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HwangDecember 18, 2009
    Every Friday night is CabaretCinema where they show revivals and classics. Free with drink purchase! Read more
  • Flavorpill
    FlavorpillOctober 6, 2009
    Full bar (K2 lounge). And movies are free some nights if you get $7 in drinks, but get there a little ahead of time as it fills up fast.
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JabbourJuly 4, 2009
    admission free @ 7-10pm Fridays and cocktails 2-for-1 @ 6-7pm Fridays
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