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“Revolutionary Ink”

Asia Society and Museum
Ranked #324 of 1,130 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 9 July 2012

Wu GuonZhon emerged from study in Paris and Communist China's punishment for study in Paris with a vision grounded in landscape and traditional Chinese painting, black ink, Chinese watercolor on rice paper. He understood the Grand Canyon and the Yellow River with equal insight and passion. His paintings became a unique vision, leading by example while other Chinese artists sought abstract expressionism. Eventually China recognized him as one of their great 20th painters. You can, too, well into August 2012.

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Reviewed 29 May 2012

I love small museums. I can see everything and not get worn out. This one always has excellent exhibits, and is well-worth a visit.

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

I'm horrified to admit that it took me years of multiple visits to New York to get around to the Asia Society. And now that I've seen it, I'm positive it'll become a regular location. The place is ultra-manageable in size, and has no crowds to deal with-- a nice break from other NYC attractions. And their exhibitions are high-quality and world-class. So you're not only getting a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle, but you're enjoying some of the finest the city can offer. I urge a trip-- it will not disappoint.

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Temporary exibitions are always fantastic! The cinema screenings are unique. Please check on film festvals. And remember: the asian restaurant is just perfect. It opens for lunch 7 days. Quiet on Park Av.

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Reviewed 13 January 2012

I really like this small museum. You do not need much time here but I always leave feeling very calm.The curators do a great job in exhibiting important work in a small space. The exhibits include old pieces but my favorites are the more contemporary work, including introducing Asian American photographers. They have a calendar filled with performances, films, and lectures.
There is a wonderful gift shop, and helpful staff.Closed Mondays.

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