Nicholas Roerich Museum

Nicholas Roerich Museum information

New York City , USA
Address
Street 319 W 107th St
Extras btwn Riverside Dr & Broadway
Getting there
subway 1 to Cathedral Pkwy
More information
www.roerich.org
Prices
suggested donation $5
Opening hours
noon-5pm Tue-Fri, 2-5pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

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.