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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
11:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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Had to give a speech there recently. It was the first time I'd been there and I was completely impressed. Very nice place.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying that this review is more about an event that I went to at the center, rather than the center itself. I recently visited the center for the first time, to attend their annual AsiaFest. I love these types of cultural events, and after reading so many positive reviews and viewing the event information on the... More 

Thank J L
San Antonio, Texas
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460 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to give a speech there recently. It was the first time I'd been there and I was completely impressed. Very nice place.

Thank Ldominici
Salem, Massachusetts
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605 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This place is so out of the way it was almost empty. I loved the exhibit of bamboo creations by expert Japanese craftspeople/artists. And the building it self is well designed.

Thank abecedarius
San Leandro, California
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105 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We all take basket weaving for granted. The bamboo art on display showcase how these bamboo artists are in a league of their own. Lots of patience. As the video shows, a senior weaver would cut the bamboo tree, wash, store for a couple of months, dry, cut down the width of the bamboo and then stay up all night... More 

Thank Ang1370
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 

Thank Mark T
Houston, United States
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 

Thank Treena R
Baltimore, Maryland
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644 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Richard J
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625 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
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 

Thank houstontravelingfool
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169 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sharon H
Houston, Texas
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101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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