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Photos: A Call to 'Be Subversive' at Arts & Museum Summit in Hong Kong

Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, delivers the keynote address at the Arts & Museum Summit at Asia Society in Hong Kong on November 22, 2013. (Nick Mak/Asia Society)
Arts

Glenn Lowry, director of New York's Museum of Modern Art, and other museum leaders gather at the inaugural two-day Asia Society event on the museum of the future.

Photo of the Day: Desolate Beauty in Indonesia

Mount Semeru towers over the rugged volcanoes of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia on November 17, 2013. (deepgoswami/Flickr)
Multimedia

Mount Semeru towers over the rugged volcanoes of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia on November 17, 2013. (deepgoswami/Flickr)

Why Tokyo's Two Towers Embody Shift 'From Modern to Postmodern'

The Tokyo Sky Tree (R), Genmori-bashi and a Tobu 6050 series train in October 2011. The Tokyo Sky Tree opened in May 2012. (ykanazawa1999/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The self-consciously futuristic Tokyo Tower is now an icon of the past, whereas the newer Tokyo Sky Tree's traditionalism unmistakably fits into a 21st-century aesthetic.

Why Young Americans Need to Spend More Time Abroad

American students traveling in Yunnan, China. (moso2011/Flickr)
Education

People-to-people exchanges can pave the way for a deeper mutual understanding between countries, writes U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel.

Photo of the Day: A New Day in Myanmar

A majestic sunrise illuminates calm waters in Myanmar on November 19, 2013. (Anthony Tong Lee/Flickr)
Multimedia

A majestic sunrise illuminates calm waters in Myanmar on November 19, 2013. (Anthony Tong Lee/Flickr)

Follow Our Arts & Museum Summit in Hong Kong on Twitter #Museums21

From left: Melissa Chiu, Caroline Collier, Glenn D. Lowry, Lars Nittve, and Wang Chunchen discuss
Arts

The summit, which brings together museum leaders from across Asia, Europe, and North America, includes some of the biggest names in the museum world. Join the conversation!

Photo of the Day: Fall Foliage in South Korea

Vibrant fall foliage surrounds Jusanji Pond in Cheongsong, South Korea on November 1, 2013. (Jacob Hong/Flickr)
Multimedia

Vibrant fall foliage surrounds Jusanji Pond in Cheongsong, South Korea on November 1, 2013. (Jacob Hong/Flickr)

Should the US Ease Sanctions on Iran? Myanmar Offers Some Lessons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C ) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2ndR) wait prior to a meeting on November 9, 2013, on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar.

Photo of the Day: Drifting Along in Cambodia

Multimedia

A little girl drifts through a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia on November 14, 2013. (Tartarin2009 [travelling]/Flickr)

Map of the Day: Five Facts About the US You Should Know — And One You Can't Ignore

One in five U.S. jobs are tied to international trade. (Santosh Kushwaha/Asia Society and Longview Foundation)
Education

A new interactive map, featuring one million data points, shows American schools are preparing students for the past, not the future.