Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Opened in 2004, with Donald and Shelley Rubin’s private collection of Himalayan art at its core, the Rubin Museum of Art is a one-of-a-kind museum experience with immersive exhibits which encourage a path of personal discovery and a feeling of unity in diversity. A unique space to sit back and contemplate ideas that are beyond history and culture, the museum also offers a diverse range of exhibitions and programs, like films and concerts.
While the museum displays art and artifacts from India and its neighbouring regions, its main focus is on Tibetan art, including a Tibetan Shrine Room.
With the original spiral staircase still in space, observe the flow of the museum’s layout, while you examine the numerous murals, sculptures, and paintings. This impressive collection of Himalayan and Tibetan art tells the story of an entire culture based on artistic traditions. While the museum’s collection mostly comprises of scrolls, sculptures, and artwork, you will also find masks, manuscripts, and textiles.
Focused on helping viewers make personal discoveries and make connections between modern life and Himalayan ideas and traditions, The Rubin Museum of Art provides the right platform with its extensive collection and stunning exhibitions.
- The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
- The OM Room
- 13th century Nepalese sculpture of the divine Hindu couple Shiva and Parvati
- 19th century terracotta sculpture of a local god of the land, Kula Kari
- The World is Sound (until January 8, 2018)
- Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame (until January 29, 2018)
- Masterworks of Himalayan Art (until March 26, 2018)
- Gateway to Himalayan Art (until May 28, 2018)
- Sacred Spaces: The Road to... and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room (until October 15, 2018)
Know Before You Go
Please note that the museum is closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Monday: 11 AM - 5 PM Wednesday: 11 AM - 9 PM Thursday: 11 AM - 5 PM Friday: 11 AM - 10 PM Saturday-Sunday: 11 AM - 6PM
Subway: A, C, E to 14th Street (at 8th Avenue); 1 to 18th Street or 2, 3 to 14th Street (at 7th Avenue); F, L, M to 14th Street (at 6th Avenue); N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square
Bus: M6, M7, M20 to the corner of 7th Avenue and 18th Street; M5, M6, M7 to the corner of 6th Avenue and 18th Street
Strict Cancellation Policy
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
- Exhibition tours are offered daily at 1 PM and 3 PM, and are included in the admission price.
- Admission is free for children under 12, when accompanied by an adult
- Admission is free on Fridays from 6 PM - 10 PM
You will receive your Rubin Museum of Art tickets via email. You need to print the same. We know it sucks but we are trying to get this changed soon. Please carry a valid Photo Id for identification.