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Address: 1625 Abalone Ave, at Sunrider International, Torrance, CA 90501
Phone Number: +1 310-222-9192
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A private art collection open to the public that features several rooms of...

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.

Visitors need to call ahead to schedule a docent-guided tour which lasts between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. For groups of 10-30 people it is best to call several weeks in advance to make your reservation.

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Tuesdays - Fridays

10:00am - 4:00pm

Closed all major holidays

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Hidden treasure!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
janad63
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Torrance, California
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Torrance, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. I would recommend looking into how to take a tour. You have to go through... More 

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Los Angeles
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148 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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 canes, folding cane/stools and wheelchairs. In addition to the Chinese art, they now have a... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A wonderful experience! Amazing artifacts and art. Tour guide was great also. Very knowledgeable and patient. Need to call ahead to reserve a time. And it's free!

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1 Thank Demanp
Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's like being invited into the inner sanctum - very private, gorgeously detailed & curated. We spent hours looking at every item - it helps to have a docent point out the best treasures.

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3 Thank QBwashere
Wayne, PA
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160 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I read about this on Trip Advisor before visiting in Torrance. I have NEVER been disappointed from fellow TA reviewers. Our guide was excellent and had a wealth of knowledge to impart. Who knew that jade was more valuable than gold?! This collection is certainly the envy of many museums of art and exceeds many museums in value. There are... More 

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Torrance, California
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132 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I was really surprised at the items this gallery displayed. It all was so fascinating. There were so many really priceless artifacts on display. One fascinating thing was the porcelain pillow. There were numerous really ornate vases. The items of emperors on display were elegant and interesting. The emperor robes were elegant.

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2 Thank CaliforniaViv
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Nestled within the Sunrider corporate building, Chen Art Gallery offers a vast variety of period pieces from the ancient royal Chinese dynasties. Themes are arranged within categories such as furniture of the Ming Dynasty, Xing Dynasty, pottery, jade, paintings, calligraphy, snuff bottles, royal apparel, and religious artifacts. Some historical pieces date back as far as 3000 years ago, with many... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I am glad I found information about this museum online and called for a reservation. I expected much smaller collection for a free gallery, but collection is impressive and includes emperors' furniture, pottery, porcelain, clothes, etc from 5000 years period. We came 40 minutes earlier and had time to visit beautiful botanical garden nearby. We had a 1,5 hours tour... More 

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1 Thank Nadia U
California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were surprised by the extensive collection of Chinese art pieces in this hidden museum. The collection has items from the neolithic period up to contemporary artwork, and everything in between. There are more things here than we've seen in many other museums. Also, you are given a tour of the collection. Our guide was Holly. She is very knowledgeable,... More 

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California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were surprised by the extensive collection of Chinese art pieces in this hidden museum. The collection has items from the neolithic period up to contemporary artwork, and everything in between. There are more things here than we've seen in many other museums. Also, you are given a tour of the collection. Our guide was Holly. She is very knowledgeable,... More 

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