Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
150 W 17th St
btwn Sixth & Seventh Aves
Telephone
+1 212 620 5000
Getting there
Subway: 1 to 18th St
More information
www.rmanyc.org
Prices
adult/child $15/free, 6-10pm Fri free
Opening hours
11am-5pm Mon & Thu, to 9pm Wed, to 10pm Fri, to 6pm Sat & Sun
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The Rubin is the first museum in the Western world to dedicate itself to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Its impressive collections include embroidered textiles from China, metal sculptures from Tibet, Pakistani stone sculptures and intricate Bhutanese paintings, as well as ritual objects and dance masks from various Tibetan regions, spanning from the 2nd to the 19th centuries.

Rotating exhibitions have included the enlightening ‘Red Book of CJ Jung’ and ‘Victorious Ones,’ which comprised sculptures and paintings of Jinas, the founding teachers of Jainism. The Cafe Serai serves traditional Himalayan foods and features live music on Wednesday nights, from 5pm onwards. Later in the week, the cafe transforms into the K2 Lounge, where you can sip wine and martinis after visiting the galleries on free Friday evenings.