All of the New York City Locations BTS’ RM Visited During His 2021 Vacation

BTS’ RM is off Namjooning again. The rapper stopped at the Guggenheim, the MET, and other iconic New York art exhibits and galleries. Here are most of the museums and iconic locations that RM visited while in New York City.

The BTS members, including RM, embarked on their second vacation since their debut

RM of BTS speaks with other members of the band at the SDG Moment event as part of the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate at United Nations Headquarters
RM of BTS speaks with other members of the band at the SDG Moment event as part of the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate at United Nations Headquarters | JOHN ANGELILLO/AFP via Getty Images

Hot off of the heels of their SoFi Stadium Permission to Dance performances, HYBE Corporation announced the BTS members would take a break from rehearsals to “recharge,” sharing they worked through 2020 and 2021 and “achieved dazzling results” in the process.

“This period of rest will provide the members of BTS who have tirelessly committed themselves to their activities, a chance to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy,” HYBE Corporation said in a statement. “It will also be the first time for them since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families.”

As a result, the BTS members scattered to enjoy some time off. J-Hope traveled to Hawaii while Jungkook spent time with his dog, Bam. RM traveled across the United States, spending extra time in New York City. 

Here are the New York City museums RM visited in 2021

As one of New York City’s most iconic locations, RM stopped at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He captioned his post “adnandinsky,” referencing an exhibit that combined two artists — Vasily Kandinsky and Etel Adnan.

One art piece shared by RM on his Instagram was by Brian Donnelly also known as Kaws. The exhibit was on display at the Skarstedt Gallery, located on the Upper East Side, through Dec. 11. Although RM didn’t share many of his dining locations, he did post a picture of a gravy boat from the Peter Luger Steak House, a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.

RM tagged the Whitney Museum of American Art as the location of one Instagram post, making another stop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of the last pictures from his New York City trip was of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

RM even sparked the phrase ‘Namjooning’

Before his journey into the city, RM stopped by the Glenstone Museum, a private contemporary art gallery in Potomac, Maryland. The artist also tagged Dia:Beacon, a contemporary arts organization in Beacon, New York, in an Instagram post. The rapper also spent time in Texas, visiting art exhibitions and sharing his favorite moments with ARMYs. 

This wouldn’t be the first (or last) time RM was seen spending his free time at an art exhibit. In fact, this BTS member’s birth name, Kim Namjoon sparked the verb “Namjooning,” which means when someone is relaxing, riding a bicycle, enjoying art, or admiring nature. 

RM’s solo trip wouldn’t be the first time a BTS member explored New York City, either. In conjunction with their appearance on The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook took the New York City subway, ate at Katz’s Delicatessen, and performed in Grand Central Terminal. 

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