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Asia Society and Museum

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Address: 725 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5025
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both...

Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The Museum is known for its Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Collection of masterpiece-quality traditional Asian works, and for its cutting-edge Contemporary Art Collection of videos and new media art by Asian and Asian American artists. A recognized leader in identifying and fostering contemporary Asian and Asian American artists, Asia Society Museum was one of the first American museums to establish a program of contemporary Asian art in the early 1990s.

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The Asia Society's holdings are quite nice, ranging from Indian statues to Chinese porcelains. It is a good museum in its own right. However, for the admission it charges, ($12... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Asia Society and Museum as an after work adventure and found it to be an enriching time for a couple of different reasons. First and foremost, even though the collection may be smaller than the huge well-known museums in the city, this holds a collection that has a great range of art from the vast and differing... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Asia Society's holdings are quite nice, ranging from Indian statues to Chinese porcelains. It is a good museum in its own right. However, for the admission it charges, ($12 for an adult), it may not be a top priority. While that may not be a fair comparison, the Asia Society is still recommended for Asian Art enthusiasts. Everyone else... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

My companion and I had a very good brunch at the Asia Society yesterday, and then spent two hours studying and being entranced by an exhibit describing a sunken trading ship from about 850 CE sailing from the Middle East to China and on its way from China to Java for spices. The story was fascinating, and the Society told... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Everyone from the receptionist onwards. Although they were in transition they made us very welcome, and explained some of the artwork to us. Very pleasing space altogether. If you have any interest in Asia, this museum is for you.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

This beautifully designed museum is devoted to the art of Asia. It has a beautiful building taking up most of a block on Park Avenue. There are two large exhibition rooms on the second floor, and a restaurant, a gift shop and a small exhibit area on the first floor. There is always something interesting on offer -- today a... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Asia Society Museum has some interesting paintings on display of Zao Wou-Ki. His style is interesting and abstract for the most part.

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Thank IAMTHETRAVELGOD
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is an exquisite museum (the part I visited). In particular, we got a guided tour (included with admission, which was only $10 for seniors) for the Kamakura special exhibition. Fascinating, because I am ignorant on that subject and this was a fantastic introduction. This is also a tremendous opportunity to enrich your culture and do something different in New... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The current exhibit of Buddhist sculpture and other practice instruments from the period 1100-1300 is beautiful on many levels. Simply to look and contemplate as is quiets the mind. Going deeper there is a view into how the artisans created these pieces and the development of Japanese Buddhism through the joining of Shinto and Chinese Buddhism and then Zen. Very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We visited this museum in 2008 and loved it, so it was on our priority list this time around. I am so grateful that we made the choice to return. The exhibitions were (again) amazing and exciting; beautifully put together and inspiring. I didn't know about Kamakura and here was a fantastic exhibition about Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum. Do not go with the expectation that you will be seeing what is surely a large collection housed somewhere else. However, they do have rotating exhibitions that have never disappointed me. Some are modern, some ancient, but they cover all of Asia and they are always very well staged. Look on their website for the... More 

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