The Rubin Museum of Art
• Address: 150 West 17th St. New York, NY 10011
• website: rubinmuseum.org
The Rubin Museum of Art explores and celebrates the diversity of Himalayan art, ideas, and culture.
With its globally renowned collection, the Rubin fosters understanding and appreciation of this extraordinary region by connecting its art and ideas to contemporary issues that are relevant in our visitors’ lives today.
Aligned with ongoing research into learning, behavior, and the brain, the Rubin offers innovative exhibitions and programs that ask big questions and examine provocative ideas.
Through our work, the museum serves as a space for reflection and personal transformation, opening windows to inner worlds so visitors can better navigate outer ones.
The Rubin’s collection of nearly 4,000 objects tells the story of 1,500 years of Himalayan Art. Inspired by the ideas of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Bon, and other religious systems, Himalayan art is uniquely conceived as a tool for contemplation and mental training, intended to help viewers develop awareness.
We introduce our audiences to these various religious and philosophical traditions and, in doing so, use art to spark reflection, and shift perspectives.
The Rubin presents on-stage conversations, music, film, performances, as well as a robust roster of other innovative educational initiatives.
The ground floor provides a lively nexus for conversation, shopping, refreshment, and dining. Anchored by its magnificent staircase, the ground floor is free and open to all visitors and serves as a safe and welcoming space for all.
The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan regions.