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“Beautiful Art”

Pacific Asia Museum
Ranked #17 of 68 things to do in Pasadena
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We have been here in field trips and the kids absolutely love the beautiful art work and sculpture. Although I do not think babies and toddlers would enjoy, older kids and adults will definitely appreciate.

Thank Vee1050
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

In June, 2016 the Pacific Asia Museum will close for about a year and a half to do necessary retrofitting on the building. The museum will hold off-site exhibits during this time.

In anticipation, I visited in late May. The museum is in a quadrangle layout, starting at the admissions and continuing to the gift shop - it's hard to get lost. As you progress, you cover different regions of Asia, including the western Arabia area which is often not thought to be Asia. In the center is a restful courtyard.

Parking is usually easy in an owned lot adjacent. It's just a block or so north on Colorado Boulevard..

Thank Kenneth L
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were here on a Thursday afternoon. Things were pretty quiet. The museum has a special exhibit with jewelry, gold and silver from 15th century Chinese princes mostly from a tomb uncovered within the last 25 years. It started in the Ringling Museum I think in Florida, and there is a beautiful, well put together book on the exhibit. Lots of maps and information. There is also a smaller exhibit with a room each from China, Japan and Korea. The building itself has history and is interesting and the edhibits are all on one floor, so easy to see. It was interesting and a good use of a couple of hours in Pasadena.

1  Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

This museum has numerous rooms of Asian jewelry, art and sculpture. We enjoyed a guided half hour tour offered at 1pm. This is a calm and relaxing place. At this time they have a temporary three month display of the art and artifacts of the princely courts of 15th Century China, which was fabulous. They have a nice courtyard as well. Even if Asian art is not your forte, this museum will interest people who enjoy architecture.

1  Thank flyboy1320
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Always something interesting to see and sometimes hear at the PAM. Lot's of great sculptures and ancient Asian goods mixed in with current artists. Right next to Pasadena California Art Museum, so a great 2fer of culture.
Have seen some wonderful performances in the sweet courtyard and also occasionally they have theatre productions in their little theatre upstairs.
inexpensive and worth the trip

Thank CayeBoy
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