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Chen Art Gallery

1625 Abalone Ave, (at Sunrider International), Torrance, CA 90501-2860
+1 310-222-9192
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This was an unexpecter treat when one of our Red Hatters found it as an event Lots of history from... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Rose K
Where am I? This is in Torrance? WOW!!!!

If you enjoy Asian art,furniture you have to see this FREE museum. What a surprise it was to see... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
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A private art collection open to the public that features several rooms of Chinese art spanning 5000 years of history. The Chen Art Gallery features many rare examples of imperial porcelains, snuff bottles, Ming and Qing furniture, Buddhist art, cloisonne, snuff bottles, jades, ancient pottery and ancient bronzes. All visitors will be led on a tour through several galleries of art by a complimentary tour guide. The tour lasts between 90-120 minutes (1 ½ - 2 hours). For staff scheduling purposes, visitors are encouraged to call ahead and make reservations to visit the gallery. For large tours between 10-30 people, it is recommended to call a month in advance or earlier. For smaller groups of 1-9 people, it is recommended to call about a week in advance, especially if you are only available on a specific day. Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays 10:00am - 4:00pm Closed on holidays Please check the website for any notification of brief closures for new exhibition installation which typically occurs during the summer months of July and August.
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1625 Abalone Ave, (at Sunrider International), Torrance, CA 90501-2860
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was an unexpecter treat when one of our Red Hatters found it as an event Lots of history from a private collector Lots of knooks and crannies. Lot of standing but worth it. Great resturant next to it in the hotel

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you enjoy Asian art,furniture you have to see this FREE museum. What a surprise it was to see this fabulous over the TOP collection! A must see! Only open Monday - Friday - must make reservations.

Thank YardSaleLdy
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is absolutely INCREDIBLE! And FREE! You would never expect it, since it's in a business building in Torrance. The pieces are awe-inspiring, especially the Jade dragon that is 5,500 years old! In addition to amazing Chinese art there is also a wonderful collection...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 21 February 2017

this was really cool, some really old / rare stuff, need to book ahead, i think they do two tours per day

1  Thank Douglas William M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

An incredible oriental collection. If you did not know it was there you would certainly miss it. More than worth the inconvenience of having to visit during the work week. We are extremely grateful they chose to share this collection with the public.

Thank Contribution2All
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I just got back today from my visit. This is an outstanding collection of top notch Chinese art - a better collection than the art museum I work in. And to imagine this is all in one man's collection. The pieces are exquisite examples of...More

1  Thank 2cw0rld
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We arranged a tour for a group of 8 and had the tour to ourselves. Our tour guide, Holly, was exceptionally knowledgeable and very personable. The gallery has several rooms containing Dr. Chen's various collections. There is furniture, exquisitely carved jade, bronze, Buddhist sculptures, snuff...More

1  Thank Bob A
Reviewed 19 February 2016

For anyone interested in Chinese Art (of all descriptions) this is a "must see". We had an excellent and extremely knowledgeable guide Alison(she is the Assistant Curator) who was able to answer all sorts of questions - from the "trivial" to those needing in depth...More

1  Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 26 January 2016

A friend arranged a private tour of the Chen Art Gallery and it was wonderful! When we went, there was a Picasso exhibit which was so interesting. The Chinese artifacts are really nice. The clean and simple displays are very easy to read and enjoy....More

Thank janad63
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Toured the Chen Art Gallery with a group from my club. So spectacular! Incredible art to be found in a private collection and locally...The tour lasted almost 2 hours and there is no place to sit so you need to be fairly hardy..They do allow...More

1  Thank kardex2dog
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