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Pacific Asia Museum

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Address: 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: 626-449-2742
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts...
The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the Pacific Islands and Asia in order to promote appreciation of these cultures.
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Really interesting museum

I took a chance on this museum on a Sunday a.m. What a gem of a museum. Small, but very nice exhibits. Not exhausting to get through, but just right for a "fit in".

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Fairport, NY
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Fairport, NY
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I took a chance on this museum on a Sunday a.m. What a gem of a museum. Small, but very nice exhibits. Not exhausting to get through, but just right for a "fit in".

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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I am truly a lover (female) of the Asian Museum in Pasadena. We did not have a full day to stay but everything we saw was great. The museum is not huge and one is able to view almost everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I love this museum! It may be small but they have a wonderful variety of Pacific Asian Art collection. And, the Courtyard Garden is beautiful and peaceful. It's a gem in my visit in Pasadena.

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New Rochelle, New York
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a small museum off Colorado Ave in Pasadena managed by USC. It also has a wonderful gift shop with many unique and worthwhile books, clothing items, and jewelry - all boutique and one of a kind.

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Bremerton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It has been some time since I last visited this place but being personally interested in the Orient I enjoyed the items on display.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

An interesting museum, it offers something a bit different and eclectic - it's definitely worth checking out.

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Asian art is a vast subject and this museum attempts to do justice to it by providing a smattering of many aspects. In an admittedly hurried visit I didn't find much to keep me entranced or willing to come back though the building itself, with a shaded interior courtyard, is probably worth a stop. The exhibit of Ikko Tanaka's graphic... More 

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

For a small museum this was ideal. It is located in an old China town house with a lovely courtyard and many intriguing ins and outs. The collection is fine, with good examples from many countries. There was a special exhibit "The Rent Collection Courtyard" an early example of Chinese modern art from 1965. This inclusion of modern art with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We did not know it was closed on Tuesday, so had to go back the next day. Worth the effort. Special exhibit of Chinese porcelain, and a interesting video regarding the art of making good porcelain.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Having a long-time interest in Asian affairs, but but not very knowledgeable about Asian art, I enjoyed my visit to this museum. The collection is eclectic, making no claims to be all-encompassing, but interesting nonetheless. The art objects were simply displayed, and the descriptions in most cases well-done and educational, if not entertaining. The museum is easy to navigate, and... More 

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