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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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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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Outstanding Asian Art

This Museum is currently displaying a selection of masterpieces from its permanent collection. While the quantity of works is limited,the quality is very high. In addition,a... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Museum is currently displaying a selection of masterpieces from its permanent collection. While the quantity of works is limited,the quality is very high. In addition,a temporary exhibition focuses on artifacts recently recovered from an ancient shipwreck offshore Singapore. The contents of the cargo were mostly potteries and many are in very good condition.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pottery and porcelains that were found in the ship wreck were amazing. There were also many interesting Buddha and Hindu statues. It was a great way to spend time after work they are open late on Friday.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a spectacular exhibit on a 1200 year old, recovered shipwreck that contained 60,000 objects of Chinese art (mostly ceramics) that were destined for trade with the neighboring Arab (Abbasid) empire that extended from Egypt through Iraq. The ceramics were from various kilns across china and are exquisite in their design. The different ones have different styles, colors and... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 April 2017

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 2 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 12 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 14 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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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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Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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