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Asia Society and Museum

725 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5025
+1 212-288-6400
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Interesting little museum with rich display of religious art

I went to the Asian Society for the first time today. It is a small museum of donated art from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Justin W
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Tibetan paintings exhibition

This show is narrowly focused on Tibetan ancient religious paintings. Lacks broad appeal but might... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
MILOUW
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New York City, New York
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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725 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5025
Upper East Side
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+1 212-288-6400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Asian Society for the first time today. It is a small museum of donated art from the Rockefeller collection on the Third Floor of the museum plus a side gallery of work done by children who had visited the museum. If...More

Thank Justin W
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

This show is narrowly focused on Tibetan ancient religious paintings. Lacks broad appeal but might intrigue the cognoscenti.

Thank MILOUW
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Currently ancient Tibetan sculptures and scrolls on display! Lucky to have joined a Friend’s Dance Company Gala just the other night, so having arrived early I visited their current exhibit on the upper floors! If you are in Upper East, visiting this place will remind...More

Thank Nia V
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Free entrance. On Friday night happy hour and museum tour. First Friday of the month. The atrium is beautiful. Cash bar with amazing tropical drinks

Thank motherJo
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

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...More

Thank MILOUW
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

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.

Thank Cassysj
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

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...More

Thank Matthew N
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Reviewed April 12, 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...More

Thank MrSaturn64
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Reviewed March 20, 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...More

Thank robcurtross
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