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Asia Society and Museum

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Address: 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: 212-288-6400
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Description: Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both...
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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Myanmar Buddhas with history of how various areas of this very ethnically diverse country portrays the Buddha.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I can't say enough about the beautiful atmosphere and food here. Not a lot of restaurants or coffee shop s in this area so this was a pleasant surprise. Had the watermelon gazpacho and it was amazing...I don't even like watermelon much, but this was out of this world...would really be ashame if you missed this! The staff was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Myanmar Buddhas with history of how various areas of this very ethnically diverse country portrays the Buddha.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Asia Society and Museum

Address: Address: 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: 212-288-6400
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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