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Asia Society and Museum

725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
212-288-6400
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Ranked #295 of 830 attractions in New York City
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The Museum is known for... more » 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. « less
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Rome, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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57 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was looking forward to our visiting this museum. Tripadvisor reviews were very so complimentary. Well, they have very limited exhibits, perhaps, the Indian pieces were redeemable. It was not a memorable place or experience. Sadly, it was a let down.

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Albany, New York
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27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Asia Society collection is quite unique. On one occasion ,there was a magnificent mobile in the window that provided the essence of bird in perpetual motion. There is a splendid lunch served. Reservations are suggested. We had soup, a shellfish dish, salads, chicken dish. Everything was flavorful, fresh and delicious. The front end staff are harried but the servers... More

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New York City, New York
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186 reviews 186 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This museum is absolutely beautiful even without anything in it. The exhibits are always terrific. their gift shop and cafe are excellent. Its in a relatively uncommercial neighborhood and is rarely crowded.

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New York
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The Asia Society is devoted to promoting understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. Typical programs include lectures, demonstrations, discussions about Asian arts and culture, policy and business. The museum exhibits exquisite sculpture and art. The gift shop features an extensive book selection, Asian fabrics, and more. There is a cafe. The entire facility... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

When we went to visit the Asia Society and Museum, the paintings and scrolls of ancient Chinese recluses were on display. The collection the museum had was astonishing. The paintings were unique and beautifully preserved. It was a great visual experience. Each exhibit provided information that allowed further understanding of the topic and really took me into the world of... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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148 reviews 148 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Last visit only the store and Garden Court Restaurant were open. Food and shopping still worth a visit. This week as part of Asia Week we visited the 3rd floor collection and the special on Chinese Recluse Art. The collection was small but contained some of the finest pieces we have seen. Not to be missed. The Recluse exhibition was... More

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NYC
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I live in NYC, and yet I had never made it into this museum - until today - so see the Lin Tianmiao show, which took my breath away. Besides the fabulous show, there is a cafe that looks out onto Park Avenue and 69th street - which was a really nice space and is a great place to get... More

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