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Pacific Asia Museum

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A little gem

The museum began as a private collection housed in a landmark building built in 1924. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2019
Desert Hot Springs, California
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nice place to visit

If you like Asian art, this is a good place to visit, although the Indian holdings are not better... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Claremont, California
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The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the Pacific Islands and Asia in order to promote appreciation of these cultures.
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46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2071
+1 626-449-2742
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

The museum began as a private collection housed in a landmark building built in 1924. The exhibits span the continent of Asia extending to Oceania. The courtyard also has artifacts and a koy pond and is a great place for a picnic. My wife and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jerryanddiane
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Along with The Norton Simon Museum and the soon to close its doors Pasadena Museum of California Art this small museum ...housed in a replica of a 19th century Mandarin's house ... lifts Pasadena into not only its fame as the "Rose City" but into...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Interesting collection of changing exhibits of art from Asian countries in a 2 story courtyard building.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jamesv8
Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you like Asian art, this is a good place to visit, although the Indian holdings are not better than the Norton Simon nearby. Still, well worth a visit to check things out.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 10 August 2018

A small museum with well described items clearly divided into multiple sections: Japan, China, Korea, India, Pacific Islands etc. I actually enjoyed what I think was an area dedicated to the kids most of all, “The Silk Road”. I learned so much about the Silk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sazoram
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I have been a member for many years but this was my first visit since a year and a half long restoration. While we are members, we came on free Sunday just because it fit our schedule. It was not crowded and we enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A small gallery offering some wonderful artifacts from south east asia, the pacific islands, the Himalayas and a silk road exhibit. The building has the look of a Chinese Imperial palace and has a beautiful courtyard and pond. Renovations seem to be ongoing and it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We had a few hours to spare so we decided to visit this museum. Its right in the Colorado Blvd area. The museum outlined the history of the different Chinese dynasties. But it is not limited to Asia. There was a special exhibition on Mexican...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DMUH
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a small museum of Asian history, concentrating on religious artifacts of Asian regions. It's mainly of interest to people who have traveled to these areas and have some familiarity with the people and the places of Asia; we found several things in the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a super good museum for Asian art. Art from all over the Asian countries. Currently there's a massive renovation going on in this museum. Imagine a super good museum becoming even better great excellent.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PilotMichael
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