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Asia Society and Museum
Ranked #333 of 1,131 things to do in New York City
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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.
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 is modern and immaculate.

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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 the recluse. Of the exquisite paintings on display, I was most appreciative of the scrolls by women recluses. That is a very rare opportunity and I am very glad I had the chance to view such amazing artwork. Overall, the Asia Society and Museum was a wonderful experience to delve into Chinese history and culture.

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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 interesting, amazing selection and even a few surprises.

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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 away from the crowds and relax with some tea (and many other choices on the menu). I was surprised that for a smaller museum, the bookstore/gift shop had such a wide selection of things (books, games/toys, beauty products, clothing, jewelry and more). Check out their great website, http://asiasociety.org/arts/asia-society-museum and see what is currently on display. If you are visiting the city - it's worth stopping in!

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Ex New Yorkers like my husband and I would never go to NTC without first seeing what the Asian Society is featuring. On our recent trip I took my husband to see works by Lin Tianmiao and was so mesmerized I brought another friend back the next day. Two the the rooms of her works envelope you with her message. Her work is here until Jan. 27th - don't miss it.
Lin Tianmiao is only one example of thoughtfully excellent creativity; work at the Asia Society is outstanding. The museum is small, not crowded, in an excellent neighborhood and boasts a lovely gift shop.

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