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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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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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Philippines gold

We were fortunate in being here the last day the Philippines gold exhibition. Truly spectacular, it contained many wonderful pieces examples of craftmanship of the highest order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This is an exquisite museum (the part I visited). In particular, we got a guided tour (included with admission, which was only $10 for seniors) for the Kamakura special exhibition. Fascinating, because I am ignorant on that subject and this was a fantastic introduction. This is also a tremendous opportunity to enrich your culture and do something different in New... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The current exhibit of Buddhist sculpture and other practice instruments from the period 1100-1300 is beautiful on many levels. Simply to look and contemplate as is quiets the mind. Going deeper there is a view into how the artisans created these pieces and the development of Japanese Buddhism through the joining of Shinto and Chinese Buddhism and then Zen. Very... More 

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Copenhagen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We visited this museum in 2008 and loved it, so it was on our priority list this time around. I am so grateful that we made the choice to return. The exhibitions were (again) amazing and exciting; beautifully put together and inspiring. I didn't know about Kamakura and here was a fantastic exhibition about Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the... More 

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Mechanicsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum. Do not go with the expectation that you will be seeing what is surely a large collection housed somewhere else. However, they do have rotating exhibitions that have never disappointed me. Some are modern, some ancient, but they cover all of Asia and they are always very well staged. Look on their website for the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were fortunate in being here the last day the Philippines gold exhibition. Truly spectacular, it contained many wonderful pieces examples of craftmanship of the highest order from the 10th to 13th centuries. It all drove home to me how little I know about the Philippine islands and their history. The space is attractive; we'll definitely come here again. I... More 

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

On Thanksgiving Friday, our family visited the Asia Society to view the Philippine Gold exhibit. Although there were only about 50 pieces, what was there was interesting and even divine. Some of the more primitive pieces, such as a funerary mask with large eyelashes cut out to mimic real ones, made me think of how many of these treasures must... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

An amazing exhibit of gold artifacts dating from the 10th to 13th centuries. Stunningly beautiful items with craftsmanship that was far beyond anything extant in Europe at the time. This is truly a forgotten civilization that pre-dates Spanish colonialism in the Philippines. Given the beauty of the work, however, it's civilization that's worth studying. This exhibit is a great place... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had the crab cake and the green tea panna cotta. Delicious! I would highly recommend! The service was quite good. The only downside is that a pot of tea makes a bit less than two small cups of tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Connecticut
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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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Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth 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 neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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