Rubin Museum of Art

150 West 17th Street

The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present, preserve and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity and historical si... more

The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present, preserve and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity and historical significance of Himalayan art and to create exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other world cultures. RMA is committed to addressing a diverse audience - from connoisseurs and scholars to the general public and young children. Through its collection, library, exhibitions and educational programs, RMA will become an international center for the preservation, study and enjoyment of Himalayan art. RMA is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The collection consists of paintings, sculptures, and textiles; although works of art range in date over two millennia, most reflect major periods and schools of Himalayan art from the 12th century onward. While the artistic heritage of this vast and culturally varied area of the world remains relatively obscure, the museum has expanded its noble mission under the leadership of noted Swiss ethnologist and scholar Dr. Martin Brau... more

The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present, preserve and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity and historical significance of Himalayan art and to create exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other world cultures. RMA is committed to addressing a diverse audience - from connoisseurs and scholars to the general public and young children. Through its collection, library, exhibitions and educational programs, RMA will become an international center for the preservation, study and enjoyment of Himalayan art.

RMA is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The collection consists of paintings, sculptures, and textiles; although works of art range in date over two millennia, most reflect major periods and schools of Himalayan art from the 12th century onward. While the artistic heritage of this vast and culturally varied area of the world remains relatively obscure, the museum has expanded its noble mission under the leadership of noted Swiss ethnologist and scholar Dr. Martin Brauen.

Through rotating exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, RMA offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures. The exhibitions are organized with particular care to assist viewers who are new to Himalayan art. Wall texts and interpretive panels supply aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives to both scholars and casual viewers. The ExploreArt Galleries on the 3rd and 5th floors (with a video alcove on the 6th floor) take the viewer behind the scenes, answering questions about why and for whom the art was made. Books, paintings, photographs, artifacts, and computer terminals accessing the Museum's website and affiliated sites offer other examples of Himalayan and related art.

Enjoy a great meal at the stunning Café at RMA, whose tasteful decor and creative menu served in tranquil surroundings make for a special experience. The Cafe offers hot and cold beverages alongside the varied menu, including dishes inspired by the cuisine of the Himalayas. And don't miss a great Friday evening happy hour in the K2 lounge, with live music performance and other great events that kick off the weekend!


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What Is It?

Himalayan art is new terrain for many people. This exhibition is intended to serve as a guide through this exhilarating landscape. It is organized into four sections, and each object on view contributes a partial answer to the question “What is Himalayan art?” The installation will change periodical... [ + ]ly to refocus the questions and to pose others. The museum as a whole is a journey along many paths through Himalayan art, offering intimate encounters and changing perspectives.

10/29/2018 11:00 AM
Mon, October 29
11:00AM
$
Adults: $19
Members: free
Seniors: $14; free for Senior Monday on the first Monday of every month
Students: $14; free with school or university partnership
Children under 12: free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m.: free for K2 Friday Nights
Blue Star Museums: Free for active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Collection - Rubin Museum Of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art is home to the most comprehensive collection of Himalayan art in the West. We recognize that this is a field little known to most of our visitors. To open channels for experiencing its rich humanism, cultural significance, and beauty, we have posed and addressed some fundamen... [ + ]tal questions about Himalayan art using some of the finest works of the RMA collection.

10/29/2018 11:00 AM
Mon, October 29
11:00AM
$
Adults: $19
Members: free
Seniors: $14; free for Senior Monday on the first Monday of every month
Students: $14; free with school or university partnership
Children under 12: free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m.: free for K2 Friday Nights
Blue Star Museums: Free for active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Info

150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 620-5000
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Admission And Tickets

Adults: $19
Members: free
Seniors: $14; free for Senior Monday on the first Monday of every month
Students: $14; free with school or university partnership
Children under 12: free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m.: free for K2 Friday Nights
Blue Star Museums: Free for active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

This Week's Hours

Monday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

The museum is closed on Tuesdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day.

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Upcoming Events

What Is It?

Himalayan art is new terrain for many people. This exhibition is intended to serve as a guide through this exhilarating landscape. It is organized into four sections, and each object on view contributes a partial answer to the question “What is Himalayan art?” The installation will change periodical... [ + ]ly to refocus the questions and to pose others. The museum as a whole is a journey along many paths through Himalayan art, offering intimate encounters and changing perspectives.

10/29/2018 11:00 AM
Mon, October 29
11:00AM
$
Adults: $19
Members: free
Seniors: $14; free for Senior Monday on the first Monday of every month
Students: $14; free with school or university partnership
Children under 12: free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m.: free for K2 Friday Nights
Blue Star Museums: Free for active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Collection - Rubin Museum Of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art is home to the most comprehensive collection of Himalayan art in the West. We recognize that this is a field little known to most of our visitors. To open channels for experiencing its rich humanism, cultural significance, and beauty, we have posed and addressed some fundamen... [ + ]tal questions about Himalayan art using some of the finest works of the RMA collection.

10/29/2018 11:00 AM
Mon, October 29
11:00AM
$
Adults: $19
Members: free
Seniors: $14; free for Senior Monday on the first Monday of every month
Students: $14; free with school or university partnership
Children under 12: free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m.: free for K2 Friday Nights
Blue Star Museums: Free for active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

What Is It?

Himalayan art is new terrain for many people. This exhibition is intended to serve as a guide through this exhilarating landscape. It is organized into four sections, and each object on view contributes a partial answer to the question “What is Himalayan art?” The installation will change periodical... [ + ]ly to refocus the questions and to pose others. The museum as a whole is a journey along many paths through Himalayan art, offering intimate encounters and changing perspectives.

10/31/2018 11:00 AM
Wed, October 31
11:00AM
$
Adults: $19
Members: free
Seniors: $14; free for Senior Monday on the first Monday of every month
Students: $14; free with school or university partnership
Children under 12: free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m.: free for K2 Friday Nights
Blue Star Museums: Free for active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Collection - Rubin Museum Of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art is home to the most comprehensive collection of Himalayan art in the West. We recognize that this is a field little known to most of our visitors. To open channels for experiencing its rich humanism, cultural significance, and beauty, we have posed and addressed some fundamen... [ + ]tal questions about Himalayan art using some of the finest works of the RMA collection.

10/31/2018 11:00 AM
Wed, October 31
11:00AM
$
Adults: $19
Members: free
Seniors: $14; free for Senior Monday on the first Monday of every month
Students: $14; free with school or university partnership
Children under 12: free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m.: free for K2 Friday Nights
Blue Star Museums: Free for active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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