Rubin Museum of Art

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Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Venue Type: Museum

June 16th - January 8th, 2018
April 21st - January 8th, 2018
India in Full Frame
Henri Cartier-Bresson
March 8th - March 26th, 2018
Open hours
Mon 11-5, Tue closed, Wed 11-7, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-10, Sat/Sun 11-6
Gallery type
$10 Adults, Students/Seniors $7, Members and Children under 12 Free

The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The artistic heritage of this vast and culturally varied area of the world remains relatively obscure. Through changing exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, RMA offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures.

The RMA collection consists of paintings, sculptures, and textiles. Although works of art range in date over two millennia, most reflect major periods and schools of Himalayan art from the 12th century onward.

The exhibitions are organized with particular care to assist viewers who are new to Himalayan art. Wall texts and interpretive panels supply aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives to both scholars and casual viewers. The ExploreArt Galleries on the 3rd and 5th floors (with a video alcove on the 6th floor) take the viewer behind the scenes, answering questions about why and for whom the art was made. Books, paintings, photographs, artifacts, and computer terminals accessing the museu