Nicholas Roerich Museum
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Nicholas Roerich Museum information
This compelling little museum, housed in a three-story townhouse from 1898, is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. It contains more than 200 paintings by the prolific Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich (1874–1947), a Russian-born poet, philosopher and painter. His most remarkable works are his stunning depictions of the Himalayas, where he often traveled.
While the collection includes early modern figure paintings and religious scenes (the latter of which are quite forgettable), his mountainscapes are truly a wonder to behold: icy Tibetan peaks in shades of blue, white, green and purple, channeling a Georgia O’Keeffe/Rockwell Kent vibe. This is a curious and intriguing place. Check the calendar for periodic classical concerts – always free.