Asia Week is the city's largest and most diverse series of cultural events focusing on Asian art from China, India, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. Asia Week brings together diverse programming and activities hosted by museums, galleries, specialty dealers and auction houses.
Asia Society encourages everyone to take advantage of the special lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and receptions happening throughout the city, most of which are free and open to the public.
Asia Week highlights at Asia Society Museum include three exciting exhibitions, two artist talks, and a festive Gala Benefit and dinner.
9 February–1 May
Experience one of the finest surviving Persian manuscripts of all time. This rarely exhibited volume from the 15th century features more than thirty intricately colored and gilded miniatures that illustrate Persia’s national epic, the Shahnamah (Book of Kings).
Related books available at AsiaStore
9 February–11 September
Enjoy exemplary Chinese ceramics—porcelains and stonewares that collectors have coveted since the Song dynasty—from Asia Society Museum’s world-renowned permanent collection.
1 March–26 June
Three of Asia’s leading contemporary artists—Cao Fei, Eko Nugroho, and Akino Kondoh—engage our imaginations with video works that take us out of this world.
Monday, 21 March 6–11 pm
Mingle with Honorary Chairs Renée Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, and the extraordinary designer Naeem Khan. Indulge in exquisite cuisine from the acclaimed chef Hemant Mathur at the Silk Road-themed reception and gala dinner with delectable dessert by pastry chef Surbhi Sahni. View table-top décor customized by an array of exceptional Asian fashion designers. Dance to the sizzling sounds of Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra and bid on luxurious experiences at the live auction with Henry Howard-Sneyd of Sotheby’s. This elegant gala presents art, fashion, cuisine, music, and design from across Asia in one festive setting.
Location: 583 Park Avenue, New York
6–8 pm: Gala Reception
8–11 pm: Dinner & Dance
Event Details and online ticketing: www.asiasociety.org/asiaweekbenefit
Info: call (212) 327 9335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in 1956, Asia Society is America’s leading amulti-disciplinary institution dedicated to understanding Asia—traditional and modern—and promoting dialogue between Americans and the people of Asia. Through art exhibitions, performing arts, lectures, films, publications, and international conferences, Asia Society provides information and insights about the region that further Americans’ knowledge of Asian cultures and societies.