Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 West 107th Street
New York NY 10025

The Museum is on 107th street, between Broadway & Riverside Drive closer to Riverside Drive.

Subway:, #1 train to 110th Street and Broadway.

Bus: M104 bus to 108th Street and Broadway; M5 bus to 108th Street and Riverside Drive

Car: The Museum does not provide for parking, which can be found on nearby streets. Parking garages can be found on 108th Street, east of Broadway.

Museum Hours

Saturday–Sunday, 2–5 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday, noon–5 p.m.
Closed Monday

Also closed New Years’ Day, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


Admission is free, though donations are welcome.


phone: 212–864–7752
fax: 212–864–7704

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Upcoming concerts

Sunday, April 27 at 5 p.m.

Suzanne Mueller, cello
Elinor Abrams Zayas, piano
Yeou-Cheng Ma, violin/viola
Sandy Tepper, clarinet

Albeniz, Beethoven, Chopin, D’Rivera, Gershwin, Mozart, Sowash and music written especially for Cross Island under the auspices of Composer’s Voice

Featured Event

Sacred Mountain, Sacred Species: Tracking the Snow Leopard in the Shadow of the Himalaya

Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m.

Admission free. Limited seating. Doors open 6:30 p.m. No reservations.

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Join Jon Miceler, Managing Director of the World Wildlife Fund’s Eastern Himalayas Program, for an evening of exploration into the hidden ecology of the snow leopard near the base of the world’s 3rd highest peak, Mt. Kangchenjunga which straddles the borders of Nepal, Tibet and India.

Jon will take us on a journey undertaken in autumn 2013 to capture, radio collar and release a snow leopard, the most elusive of the world’s great cats. The lecture will discuss WWF’s conservation work in the region as well as the cultural and spiritual aspects of the mountain which have attracted explorers since the early 19th century.

Spring 2014 Events

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The Museum maintains a regular schedule of concerts and poetry readings.

Information about these events can be obtained here and also by calling the Museum during working hours at 212-864–7752.

Admission to the cultural events is free, though donations are welcome.



The Museum's collection comprises more than 200 paintings of the artist, exhibited on three floors of a classic townhouse in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

New Acquisition

Unspilled Chalice by Nicholas Roerich

In June 2013 the Museum received a wonderful gift from the descendants of Ethel Carradine Kurth, a magnificent 4 by 5½ feet canvas by Nicholas Roerich painted in 1927 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Now exhibited in the North room on the 3rd floor, Unspilled Chalice has become one of the central pieces of the whole exhibition.

Biographical Facts

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1874Born in St.Petersburg
1893–1897Studied in Imperial Art Academy
1899–1916Director of Imperial School for Encouragement of Arts. Exhibited in major European cities
1917–1919Karelia, Scandinavia, London
1920–1923President Founder of the Master Institute & Roerich Museum in New York, exhibitions across the U.S.A. in more than 20 cities
1923–1928Expedition to Central Asia: Sikkim, Kashmir, Ladakh, Chinese Turkestan, Altai, Mongolia, crossing Tibet from North to South
1929–1947Settled in Naggar, Kullu Valley, India
1934–1935Expedition in Manchuria and Inner Mongolia
1935The Roerich Pact signed in the White House by twenty one countries
1947Passed away in Naggar

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Below: Nicholas Roerich preparing for crossing the Gobi and Tibet from north (Ulaan-Bator) to south (Sikkim). Photo taken early April of 1927

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Video clips

Below: Nicholas Roerich in Darjeeling, India, soon after his expedition in Central Asia. Photo taken in the Fall of 1928

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Our archive holds tens of thousands of items of correspondence pertaining to Nicholas Roerich's artistic and other activities.

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The Roerich Pact

A visionary and idealist, Roerich promoted peace and the protection of the world's cultural heritage, the unity of religions, and the notion that the creative people of the world bear the responsibility to save the world.

During the nineteen-twenties, he composed a treaty for protection of the historic monuments, museums, scientific, artistic, educational and cultural institutions in time of peace as well as in war.

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January, 2012

What a treasure the Roerich Museum is! A wonderfully immersive experience to be surrounded by his art and artifacts in such relaxed, inviting and densely adorned surroundings.

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