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Asia Society and Museum
Ranked #324 of 1,120 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 2 October 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, I read that the museum has a collection of masterpiece Asian art from John D. Rockefeller. Where was this collection? How did I miss it?

Asia Store (the gift shop) has a large assortment of books, statues of Buddha, tea & teapots, jewelry and items for children. I liked the merchandise in the store much better than the art in the galleries.

Thank Fran727
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Reviewed 20 August 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.

Thank Azulado_01
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Reviewed 7 May 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 are pleasant and accommodating.
The gift shop stocks many unique items in a wide range of prices.

Thank TravelWeyes
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Reviewed 14 April 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.

Thank Janet D
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Reviewed 7 April 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.

Thank mikeandbarb
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