Exterior View, Asia Society Museum

Asia Society Museum

About the Museum


Interior View, Asia Society Museum
Davis Thompson-Moss

Interior View, Asia Society Museum

Arts of Ancient Viet Nam installation view from exhibition at Asia Society Museum, February–May 2010.
Exterior View, Asia Society Museum
Matthew Lapiska

Exterior View, Asia Society Museum

Interior View, Asia Society Museum
Eileen Costa

Interior View, Asia Society Museum

Zhang Huang: Altered States installation view from exhibition at Asia Society Museum, September 2007–January 2008.
Interior View, Asia Society Museum
Elsa Ruiz , Elsa Ruiz

Interior View, Asia Society Museum

Iran Modern installation view from exhibition at Asia Society Museum, September 2013–January 2014
The Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking special exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary art, as well as displays of masterpieces from its permanent collection, the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, III Collection. Comprised of fewer than 300 objects, it is nevertheless considered one of the most notable collections of Asian art in the United States, including objects from Pakistan to Japan to Java that date from the 11th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. Its particular strengths are in Chinese ceramics of the Song and Ming periods, Chola-period Indian bronzes and Southeast Asian sculptures. This museum also features an impressive collection of video and new media art by contemporary Asian and Asian-American artists.

(Photo: © Lexi Namer)

Collection Highlights


Nam June Paik

Li Tai Po

Ah Xian

China, China – Bust 57
Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of the Dance)
Flask
Bodhisattva Maitreya
Asia Society Museum: Collection Highlights

Nam June Paik

Li Tai Po, 1987
antique wooden TV cabinets, radio cabinet, Korean printing block, antique Korean book, 11 colour TVs
Asia Society, New York: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold and Ruth Newman, 2008.2. Photo: John Bigelow Taylor, 2007.

Ah Xian

China, China – Bust 57, 2002
porcelain with low-temperature yellow glaze and relief
Asia Society, New York: Asia Society Museum Collection, 2002.37
Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of the Dance), Chola period, 12th century
copper alloy
Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.29
Flask, Ming Period, early 15th century (probably Yongle era, 1403-1424)
porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue (Jingdezhen ware)
Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.160. Photo: Synthescape, Courtesy the Asia Society.
Bodhisattva Maitreya, 8th century
copper alloy with inlays of silver and black stone
Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.63. Photo: Synthescape, Courtesy the Asia Society.

Exhibitions


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In Focus: An Assembly of Gods

8 Sep 2017 - 21 Jan 2018

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History

26 Sep 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
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