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The Asian art collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III forms the core of this museum's holdings, which include South Asian stone and bronze sculptures; art from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Afghanistan; bronze vessels, ceramics, sculpture, and paintings from China; Korean ceramics; and paintings, wooden sculptures, and ceramics from Japan. Founded in 1956, the society has a regular program of lectures, films, and performances, in addition to changing exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art. Trees grow in the glass-enclosed, skylit Garden Court Café, which serves an eclectic Asian menu for lunch and dinner. Admission is free on Fridays from 6 to 9 (September to July).

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  • Address: 725 Park Ave., at 70th St. Upper East Side, New York, NY 10021 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/288–6400
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 11–6, open until 9 on Fri. from the day after Labor Day to July 1
  • Website:
  • Subway: 6 to 68th St./Hunter College.
  • Location: Upper East Side
Updated: 02-25-2014

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    Fine museum when its collection isn't out on loan

    A very worthwhile small museum that concentrates on Rockefeller's collected Asian art, mostly sculpture and ceramics. High quality stuff. Has had its material out on loan to other museums and wasn't a functioning gallery at one point, not a great thing to find out on a spur-of-the-moment visit. Check to make sure it has exhibits available before going -- but if it does, it's very much worth seeing.

    by bachslunch, 3/1/09

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