Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
The Rubin Museum of Art located on 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues is this long awaited museum which focuses on the art of the Himalayas. This Museum also features a Cafe and a shop. Situated a location for easy access from our NYC Subways, one can take the following lines to 14th Street for a comfortable walk: 1, 9, 2, 3 to 14th Street; A, C, E to 14th Street not to mention the local 1 or 9 to 18th Street.
With 6 Gallery Floors there’s quite a bevy of artwork in store for all:
- 6th Floor: Methods of Transcendence
- 5th Floor: Portraits of Transmission
- 4th Floor: Demonic Divine: Himalayan Art and Beyond
- 3rd Floor: Perfected Beings, Pure Realms
- 2nd Floor: Sacred History: Portraits and Stories
- Theater Level: Kenro Izu: Sacred Passage to Himalaya
Mission Statement as borrowed from their website
“The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present, preserve and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity and historical significance of Himalayan art and to create exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other world cultures. RMA is committed to addressing a diverse audience – from connoisseurs and scholars to the general public and young children. Through its collection, library, exhibitions and educational programs, RMA will become an international center for the preservation, study and enjoyment of Himalayan art.”
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.