Celebrate Asia Week With Us!

Asia Society
Mar 10, 2014 8:55PM

In addition to our exhibitions, Asia Society has a number of exciting programs during Asia Week. Find out more here


Chinese Museums in the 21st Century

Sunday, March 16, 10:00 am

Noted scholar and curator James C.Y. Watt; former Director of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Chinese art historian Marc F. Wilson; and Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu discuss the state of museums in China. Topics will include how Chinese museums are changing ideas of history and scholarship, addressing audiences in new ways, and grappling with a new generation of private collectors.


Asia Society Museum Collectors Dinner

Tuesday, March 18

6:30 pm - Reception; 7:30 pm - Dinner

Asia Society's inaugural Collectors Dinner will honor distinguished scholar James C. Y. Watt, Curator Emeritus and former Brooke Russell Astor Chairman of the Department of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

At this intimate dinner, held at Asia Society with masterpieces of Chinese art from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection on view, James Watt will give a talk sharing his thoughts and insights on how the field of Asian art has changed over the past two decades.

To purchase tables and tickets, please email: [email protected]

In-Store Event

Scholars' Rocks from the Collection of Kemin Hu

Friday-Saturday, March 14-15

AsiaStore presents a newly acquired collection from Kemin Hu. Experience the power of scholars' rocks or "spirit stones" — cherished by the Chinese since the Tang Dynasty, not sought after by for generations. Autographed copies of Hu's latest book, Spirit Stones, are available for purchase.

Personal appearances by Kemin Hu:

Friday, March 1412:00–3:00 pm

Saturday, March 1512:00-3:00 pm



Lecture on Scholar's Rocks by Kemin Hu

Friday, March 14, 6:00-7:30 pm

Kemin Hu, one of the foremost experts on scholars' stones, discusses the ancient art of the Scholar's Rock and stone appreciation, describing the various stones, their history and characteristics as outlined in her latest book, Spirit Stones, co-authored by Thomas S. Elias, with photography by Jonathon M. Singer. Books available for purchase and signing.

sia Week Leo Bar

Friday, March 14, 7:00-9:00 pm

Kick off Asia Week at a special cocktail event. Free museum tours, music and specially-priced Leotinis.


Family Day: Spring Into Norouz!

Saturday, March 15, 1:00-4:00 pm

Norouz, the Persian New Year, marks the beginning of spring. Discover the spirit of Norouz with traditional music, dance and crafts from Central Asia and Iran.

For more information about Asia Week New York 2014, and details about other events throughout the city, visit: www.asiaweekny.com

Image: Dhumavati Shri Devi. Central Tibet, Densatil Monastery. Early fifteenth century. Gilt copper alloy with inlays of semiprecious stones. Asia Society, New York: Asia Society Museum Collection. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. Kinney in honor of Vishakha Desai, 2012.4. Photograph © 2013 John Bigelow Taylor Photography, Asia Society

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