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Museums, Galleries, and Auction Houses Announce Schedule of Events During Asia Week New York March 20-28. 2010
Newly created AsiaWeekNewYork.org website launches
New York, March 1, 2010 — Asia Society is pleased to announce the detailed schedule for Asia Week New York, from March 20–28, 2010, which includes activities of over 40 of New York's major museums, art galleries and auction houses. As the city's largest and most diverse series of cultural events focusing on Asian art, the initiative—coordinated by Asia Society—builds on a decade-long history of New York dealers staging shows and auction houses conducting sales during spring Asia Week. This year represents the first time that a single institution has coordinated a city-wide effort among museums, auction houses, galleries and dealers.
Details of the events, most of which are free and open to the public, are listed on the newly launched Asia Week New York website, www.AsiaWeekNewYork.org.
Programming during the week will encompass public lectures, panel discussions, and museum and gallery exhibitions and receptions that promote understanding and appreciation of Asian art. The endeavor aims to look at new developments and trends in Asian art from multiple perspectives and at the broad range of traditional Asian arts being presented during March.
"Asia Week brings together every major New York institution that has a significant interest in Asian art, organizing and formalizing the myriad activities relating to Asian art that occur each spring," says Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu. "Asia Society Museum is pleased to be working with museums, galleries and the auction houses to present a week of substantive and educational programming and activities highlighting art from India, China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia."
Two resources provide information about Asia Week New York: the website www.AsiaWeekNewYork.org and a full-color print guide that will be distributed at the locations of Asia Week participants. Both resources include a calendar of events, participant listings and information, and a map of participating venues. Maps are created exclusively for Asia Week by media sponsor Asian Art Newspaper.
A current list of Asia Week New York events is in the attached release (see below).
Image, above: Pair of nghe. Later Le dynasty, 16th–17th century. Bat Trang kiln. Glazed stoneware. National Museum of Vietnamese History, LSb 13572 and LSb13573. Photo by Kaz Tsuruta, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.