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Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
626-449-2742
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Ranked #22 of 31 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Pasadena, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The collection is extensive and covers a wide range of eras and geographical areas. I took a class there and learned a lot. Try to go when they have a guided tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great collection that adds to understanding of the history of the Pacific rim countries. Not to be missed if you have any interest in Asian art and culture.

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Valencia, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such a hidden Museum, for all to share. The staff, are quite and do not interrupt your visit. I think everyone should take time to visit. Your not rushed as you walk through throug exhibits, and no pressure to leave.

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Springfield, Oregon
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43 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I first heard about the Pacific Asia Museum from an associate who lives in Ventura, California. He mentioned it when we visited the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena and I immediately added it to my must photograph list. As it turned out this year I had business in Los Angeles once again so scheduled a day to visit the... More

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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I was quite interested in the exposition about the Chinese railroad workers. I can't wait till the Fusion Friday Premiere. That will be so much fun!

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Carmel, CA
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27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This lovely building houses a small museum, a nice gift shop and a sensational courtyard. The design of the building is superb! It's a great find for an out-the-way place, and we highly recommend stopping by,

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CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Like everything else in Pasadena worth visiting, closed on Tusday. Just when had made special trip to city. There is a conspiracy to close things down all at once here, which has driven me away forever.

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Pasadena, California
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4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Well-put together, tiny collection. There's just not that many notable pieces, maybe one or two Buddhist images that were alright.

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Pasadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The art and artifacts tell stories that add to cultural and historical understanding. Beautiful some statues overwhelming in power and beauty. Smallish museum very near the Pasadena Museum of California art.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We wandered around the museum which is small but has some great items and then attended a talk by one of the curators which featured two paintings and was, we found, very interesting. We were also provided with Starbucks coffee as part of the fee for the talk. The only disappointment was that, by the time we were leaving, a... More

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