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

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Upcoming events

Sunday, October 23, at 5 p.m.

Lily Friedman, piano

Sunday, October 30, at 5 p.m.

Luba Poliak, piano

Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Janáček

Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m.

Marilyn Hacker and Jill Bialosky will read from their work.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Sunday, November 6, at 5 p.m.

Mark Valenti, piano

Debussy, Bach, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn

2016 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.

Artists in Residence

Nikolai Kachanov Singers ensemble performance

We are happy to announce the formation of the Nikolai Kachanov Singers ensemble as artists in residence at the Museum. They are celebrating their opening season with a series of premieres of works by contemporary composers. The group has already commissioned Path to Kailas by Yuri Boguinia, presented in its world premiere on September 21 at Zankel Hall.

On October 1, at Weill Recital Hall, they performed the world premiere of Stabat Mater by George Oakley, dedicated to Nikolai Kachanov. In its first full concert program on October 30, the ensemble will perform a program encompassing gems of early music as well as cutting edge contemporary compositions.

Biographical Facts

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1874Born in St.Petersburg
1893–1898Studied in the Imperial Art Academy
1906–1916Director of the Drawing School of Imperial Society 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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