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Asia Society and Museum

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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 May 30, 2018
Justin W
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Outstanding Asian Art

This Museum is currently displaying a selection of masterpieces from its permanent... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
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...more
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725 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5025
Upper East Side
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Rockefeller's money is the kernel of it all: JDR 3rd spent his life and his grandfather's money happily traveling and collecting, lots of Asian art collecting. He lost his life in a car accident but luckily for the museum he had already announced his decision...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

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
Reviewed April 19, 2018

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

Thank MILOUW
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
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

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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
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.

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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
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

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