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Asia Society and Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A lot going on the Friday evening we went

There were two exhibits: Indian contemporary art and “Letter from Saigon to Saigon”, plus an Indian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Glad I stopped for this brief tour

We were going to a meeting on the upper East Side and thought we'd have time to stop at this museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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725 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5025
Upper East Side
+1 212-288-6400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were two exhibits: Indian contemporary art and “Letter from Saigon to Saigon”, plus an Indian artistic dancer with string accompaniment, and three different musical groups playing sequentially in the café/bar area. And then there is the very interesting gift shop, very tastefully curated itself!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to a meeting on the upper East Side and thought we'd have time to stop at this museum that had reciprocity with one we'd joined at home. I was glad we did. There was a great exhibit of a group of Indian...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Rockefeller's money is the kernel of it all: JDR 3rd spent his life and his grandfather's money happily traveling and collecting, lots of Asian art collecting. He lost his life in a car accident but luckily for the museum he had already announced his decision...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Oliver S
Reviewed May 30, 2018

I went to the Asian Society for the first time today. It is a small museum of donated art from the Rockefeller collection on the Third Floor of the museum plus a side gallery of work done by children who had visited the museum. If...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Justin W
Reviewed April 19, 2018

This show is narrowly focused on Tibetan ancient religious paintings. Lacks broad appeal but might intrigue the cognoscenti.

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Currently ancient Tibetan sculptures and scrolls on display! Lucky to have joined a Friend’s Dance Company Gala just the other night, so having arrived early I visited their current exhibit on the upper floors! If you are in Upper East, visiting this place will remind...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Free entrance. On Friday night happy hour and museum tour. First Friday of the month. The atrium is beautiful. Cash bar with amazing tropical drinks

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank motherJo
Reviewed May 25, 2017

This Museum is currently displaying a selection of masterpieces from its permanent collection. While the quantity of works is limited,the quality is very high. In addition,a temporary exhibition focuses on artifacts recently recovered from an ancient shipwreck offshore Singapore. The contents of the cargo were...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Reviewed May 15, 2017

The pottery and porcelains that were found in the ship wreck were amazing. There were also many interesting Buddha and Hindu statues. It was a great way to spend time after work they are open late on Friday.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Cassysj
Reviewed April 29, 2017

They have a spectacular exhibit on a 1200 year old, recovered shipwreck that contained 60,000 objects of Chinese art (mostly ceramics) that were destined for trade with the neighboring Arab (Abbasid) empire that extended from Egypt through Iraq. The ceramics were from various kilns across...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Austin, Texas
Several museums offer "free days" (4 Replies)
I knew the MoMA offered free admission Fridays from 4-8pm but I received my official NYC Travel Planner from the NYC Visitors Bureau and there are several others listed. American Folk Art Museum free Fri. 5:30-7:30 American Museum of the Moving Image gallery free Fri 4-8 Asia Society and Museum free Fri 6-9 Bronx Zoo free Wed Brooklyn Botanic Garden free Sat 10-12, all day Tues; weekdays mid Nov-Feb Brooklyn Childrens Museum free 1st Thurs of each month Brooklyn Museum free after 5pm 1st...More
November 22, 2005|
Response fromnyc10025|
Asia Society and Museum-Does anyone recommend this museum? (9 Replies)
We have an interest in Chinese history, etc. Would this be a good museum to see?
August 01, 2011|
Response fromCSSnowshoer|
Yes. Small but often good exhibits, sometimes movies.