Rubin Museum of Art

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150 W 17 Street
New York, NY 

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Thu, Sat-Sun 11 am–5 pm
Fri 11 am–10 pm

$19, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 12 & under

This serene museum connects the arts and cultures of the Himalayas to contemporary life, exploring universal themes like happiness, consciousness, and the cosmos.

😈 Lots of vivid paintings and statues of animals and demons

📿 Feel the zen vibes in the elaborate The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room

🏮 See, smell, touch, and breathe  through the  interactive, multi-sensory Mandala Labspace, designed to inspire connection, empathy, and learning. Try five thought-provoking, playful experiences including videos, scents, sculpture, and curated percussion instrument.

🎟 Museum admission is free during K2 Friday Nights (6-10 pm) with cocktails, art, music, special programs, and more. Tickets are released on the 15th of every month.

🎟 Admission is also free for the whole family during the wonderful, interactive Family Sundays featuring gallery discussion, activities and art-making

🌳  Head a few blocks west to play on the High Line and Little Island.

🍽  Stop by the museum’s lovely Café Serai for beverage and light snacks inspired by the Himalayas.