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Asia Society Texas Center

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Address: 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004-5828
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+1 713-496-9901
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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Learn Asia in Houston.

This center is located in the Houston Museum district.Asia Society Texas Center(AST) is a museum which we learn Asian culture. If you are visitors, please go to the website and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This center is located in the Houston Museum district.Asia Society Texas Center(AST) is a museum which we learn Asian culture. If you are visitors, please go to the website and check the events and exhibition.The building was designed by Mr.Yoshio Taniguchi, Japanese designer.AST is one of the most beautiful museum.There is a restaurant, Jade cafe.I really like there.I often stopped... More 

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Asia Society hosted an event that was given by the Smithsonian Museum last night, and it was handled perfectly. The reason we were there - my husband, as an engineer, designed critical parts of the Apollo II. the Smithsonian is creating a Wall of Honor for those men and women who were active in Space Exploration in a significant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We attended a black tie gala here. The building is beautiful and inviting. The views of the city at night are spectacular. Enjoyed the art and the warm feeling of the building itself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Went to see the Drepung Loseling monks do this amazing sand art demonstration. The monks made it look easy. Guests were then invited to try doing it at a separate table and you immediately realized how difficult it is. It's a lovely building with a very good cafe and this particular exhibit was outstanding. I will definitely go back for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Visit here now and enjoy their lobby gallery exhibit. It's small and very nice. Free to 6 pm. Street park nearby, read signs or in their lot for $5 . (Vaidated if you have lunch). This is a fantastic jewel in Houston with various programs . A very nice, reasonable dining option at lunch time too. This is very near... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My wife and I decided to visit this location since has free admission to its main gallery and then advertised free admission through the month of June for its special exhibit gallery. We first tried to find street parking on the surrounding streets (most are free on the streets, but some are metered). However, with all the construction in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This museum was interesting. The lower level had a display using light, wire and resin. The upper level gallery differed from traditional Chinese art. Sexual roles were challenged in photograph and film. Pictures also showed an almost rebelliousness of young Chinese artists. The was a nice restaurant with good food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We were in area waiting for free Thursday at nearby museums. A docent at the Holocaust Museum told us to come here, it was free and a nice looking building. Yuriko Yamaguchi, an artist and architect was on display. He uses LED and diferant material to make his seemingly floating prices of art. Well worth the visit. The restaurant was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I love the Asia Society - we are so lucky in Houston to have an organization that really cares about art and culture. I found their offering very diverse and always of the greatest quality. I went to see 4 of their latest their art exhibitions (Yuriko Yamaguchi, We Chat, Yeesookyung: Contemporary Korean Sculpture, Drawn From Nature) and found them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

When the Asia Society's new building was completed fairly recently it was a welcome addition to the community. The architecture is truly stunning. Well worth a visit.

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