Rubin Museum of Art

On view through 04 June

Gateway to Himalayan Art


Adults $ 19
  • Adults$ 19
  • Senior (65+)$ 14
  • Student (with ID)$ 14
  • Children (under 12)Free
  • Museum MembersFree


Closes 5:30pm
Sunday11:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am 5:00 pm
Friday11:00 am 10:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am 5:00 pm


Greenwich Village, Manhattan
150 West 17th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue Greenwich Village Manhattan, New York

About the Exhibit

In many ways, this is the most important exhibition in the museum. Himalayan Art is unique and beautiful but draws on history, legends, traditions, and methods often unfamiliar to Western viewers. This exhibition walks you through the basics: the difference between Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the meaning of the different postures and hand gestures, the common compositions of paintings. Time invested here pays off in the rest of the museum and through the city's other major collections of Himalayan Art.


What You Will See

Why You Should Go