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Video: Serene Yet Formidable, a Kneeling Earth Goddess Wrings Out Her Hair

A new video gives insights into the Earth Goddess (Vasudhara) featured in Asia Sociey Museum's exhibition
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Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, relates the back story behind a "wonderful, solid, dignified, firmly rooted" Earth Goddess (Vasudhara).

Video: A 'Miraculous Conception' Cast in Sandstone Makes Its Way From Myanmar

On loan from the Bagan Archeological Museum in Myanmar,
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Donald M. Stadtner, a guest curator of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, shares his insights into an intricately wrought sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's entry into the world.

Photo of the Day: Red Clouds Race Across Blue Skies in Australia

Sunrise streaks the sky and a rock cropping in vibrant red and blue hues in New South Wales, Australia on February 8, 2015 . (Tim Donnelly/Flickr)
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Sunrise streaks the sky and a rock cropping in vibrant red and blue hues in New South Wales, Australia on February 8, 2015 . (Tim Donnelly/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Leaping Through the Air in Thailand

A dusky leaf monkey is seen leaping on the grass at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on February 1, 2015. (Thai National Parks/Flickr)
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A dusky leaf monkey is seen leaping on the grass at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on February 1, 2015. (Thai National Parks/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Fiery Red Reflections in Vietnam

Lights illuminating a red bridge on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam cast vibrant shadows in the water on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)
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Lights illuminating a red bridge on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam cast vibrant shadows in the water on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Great Rings of Fire in Sri Lanka

A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)
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A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Silhouettes in the Sunset in Taiwan

People of all ages tread through the waters at Gaomei Wetlands at sunset in Taichung City, Taiwan on January 1, 2015. (攝影家9號 - Photographer No.9/Flickr)
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People of all ages tread through the waters at Gaomei Wetlands at sunset in Taichung City, Taiwan on January 1, 2015. (攝影家9號 - Photographer No.9/Flickr)

Interview: Bureaucracy, Bumpy Roads No Deterrent to Bringing Myanmar's Art to US

Plaque with image of seated Buddha; Pagan period, 11th–13th century; Gilded metal with polychrome; H. 7 x W. 61/4 x D. 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. (Sean Dungan)
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Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser recounts the long, complex back story behind the upcoming exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, which includes many works that have never been seen outside of the country before.

Photo of the Day: Riding Through the First Snow of Winter in Afghanistan

An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Getting A Whiff of the Flowers in Singapore

A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)
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A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)