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Asia Society and Museum

Address: 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City, NY 10021 (Upper East Side)
Phone Number: 212-288-6400
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Ranked #523 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary Asian...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The museum mounts special exhibits throughout the year. I recently saw the Myanmar exhibit. The pieces were beautiful, well displayed, and fully discussed in placards. The exhibit area is spacious and there are almost no people. When the Metropolitan Museum of Art had a Myanmar exhibit, it was crowded and difficult to have a good view of some of the... More 

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Lexington, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Many items one could buy on the streets of New York. Disappointing. Good book section. Staff seemed disinterested in visitors.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went to this museum specifically for the Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot exhibit. The museum looked great and we were excited to see this exhibit but we were kicked out and asked to leave!!! As we entered the museum there was only an open coat rack with a sign to hang at your own risk. So I held my... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Major loan exhibitions of traditional, modern, and contemporary art from all over Asia. Two floors of gallery space plus a lovely cafe open for lunch and tea and a cool shop. Make sure to check and make sure there is an exhibition up before you visit. The institution is known for the excellent Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd... More 

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lehigh valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the Asia Society Museum for the Nam June Paik exhibition.Upon entrance their is the admission staff for tickets and the Asia store.The Asia store has alot of books an misc items from Asian culture.The Nam June Paik exhibit was amazing!From the vintage tv robots to the sitting Buddha,it was extremely unique.Their are tour guide availiable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A visit here can revive your interest in the special arts of Asia. Although I find spending time in this calm space perfect to view the beautiful bronzes from Tibet, the special exhibits are also appealing. Unlike the crowded museums in the city, the tranquility of the Asia society has an allure of its own. Another little known feature is... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Pros: Art works are first rate,well lit and labeled. Mostly Tibetan bronze statues of various deities. Cons: Exhibit is small and fairly esoteric in its focus. It is coupled with an ultra modern show of an Indian Artist which certainly does not appeal to people interested in Tibetan Art. Works from the Museum's permanent collections are virtually absent. The latter... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place offers wonderful temporary exhibitions for those interested in Asian art, culture and its various aspects. We visited "Iran modern" which gave us a well represented and excellently explained guidance on what is happening on the art scene in modern Iran. Each section and period was also backed up with the related historical, political timeline and since we lived... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you're tired of the crowds/lines/hype at the major NYC museums, it's always worth checking out what's at the Asia Society. Given our limited time in the area, we passed on the Dutch masters wait at the Frick and saw Iran Modern at Asia Society instead - so much rarer than the pearl-girl in many ways, and learned way more... More 

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Long Beach, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Looking at the Asia Society & Museum calendar of events (Discussion, Art Talk, Meet the Author, etc.) I understand why visitors admire this museum. I saw the “Iran Modern” exhibition. I didn’t care for the art on display. If I knew more about Iran and the 1979 Iranian revolution, would I have appreciated the exhibit? Possibly. After leaving the museum,... More 

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