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The Scholar-Spy Who Saw Tibet's Densatil Monastery in All Its Glory

A historic photograph of the Densatil Monastery taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. Image courtesy of David Holler.
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How the "Great Game," the 19th-century imperial rivalry between Great Britain and Russia that stretched across Asia, may have touched on the famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Exhibition on view at Asia Society Museum through May 18, 2014.

Videos: 100 'Peaceful and Wrathful' Deities Emerge from Millions of Grains of Sand

The sand mandala constructed by Tibetan Buddhist monks at Asia Society Museum over five days in February 2014. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Time-lapse footage captures the extraordinary process by which a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala came into being at Asia Society Museum over the course of five days.

Video: Capitalism, Dying Languages Inspire Nalini Malani's Modern Shadow Play

Nalini Malani's
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Indian artist Nalini Malani introduces audiences to her video/shadow-play exhibition, Transgressions, now on view at Asia Society Museum, and talks about the various sources of inspiration underlying her work.

Interview: 'Densatil' Exhibition Recreates a Tibetan Buddhist's Path to Enlightenment

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition showcases the Densatil monastery in central Tibet, pictured here in a historic photograph taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. (Archival image courtesy David Holler.)
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Asia Society Museum's John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art explains what visitors can expect to see at the Museum's latest exhibition, dedicated to a legendary Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

Asia Society Remembers 'Towering' Art Historian James Cahill (1926–2014)

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Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser pays tribute to a pioneer in the study of Chinese painting and its history in the West.

Asia Society Remembers Karin Higa, 'Pioneering Advocate' for Asian American Art

L to R: Susette Min, Karin Higa, and Asia Society Museum Director Karin Higa, co-curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibtion
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Asia Society joins the art community in mourning the loss of Karin Higa, a distinguished curator of Asian American art.

Video: 'Iran Modern' Showcases 'Originality, Indviduality,' According to Co-Curator

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Fereshteh Daftari, co-curator of Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition, shares her insights into the inception, curation and themes of the art on view.

Excerpt: How Robert Wilson Once Staged a Play in Iran That Lasted 168 Hours

Archival image from the 1972 Shiraz Arts Festival performance of
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The legendary theater director describes how he and more than 700 collaborators put on, at Iran's Shiraz Arts Festival, a production lasting seven days. Asia Society symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival this Saturday, October 5.

Watch: Charlie Rose Covers 'Iran Modern'

L to R: Suzanne DiMaggio, Tom Nagorski, Charlie Rose and Melissa Chiu.
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Charlie Rose recently interviewed Asia Society's Melissa Chiu, Suzanne DiMaggio and Tom Nagorski about Asia Society Museum's 'Iran Modern' exhibition, which opened September 6 to rave reviews.

Video: An Introduction to the Iranian Modern Art Show Everyone's Talking About

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Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition, Iran Modern, explores art in pre-revolution Iran, focusing on the innovative, cosmopolitan era of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.