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NYT on Iran Modern: 'Invaluable,' 'Stimulating,' 'Terrifically Good-Looking'

Siah Armajani. Ledge (1), 1970. Felt pen on graph paper. Unframed: 17 5/8 x 22 1/4 in. Collection of Beam Contemporary Art, New York and London, courtesy of the artist.
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New Asia Society Museum exhibition of Iranian art receives rave review from the New York Times' Holland Cotter.

Free Live Webcast: Sold-Out Concert with Iranian Musical Maverick Mohsen Namjoo

Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo performs at Asia Society New York on Saturday, September 7.
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Mohsen Namjoo's concert at Asia Society New York is now sold out — but don't despair. Tune into the live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, 9/7.

Rare Buddhist Art From Myanmar, Coming Soon to a Museum Near You

Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar, home to thousands of temples, pagodas and monasteries built from the 9th to 13th centuries CE. (jmhullot/Flickr)
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The New York Times reports on Asia Society's involvement in the "coming out" of Myanmar's little-seen early Buddhist art.

Interview: New Documentary's Faces of Pakistan, from Imran Khan to Ex-Taliban

Abdullah, a truck driver who has traveled the length and breadth of Pakistan, is one of  six subjects profiled in the documentary
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A new documentary gets unusual access to a cross-section of Pakistanis, including Imran Khan, a former Taliban soldier and a Sufi singer.

Interview: 'Five Star' Novelist Tash Aw Explores Human Side of New Asian Dream

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"People of my generation saw hope in the West; young Asians these days see opportunity in China. It seems to me that the American Dream is meeting its first serious challenger," says the acclaimed author of Five Star Billionaire.

Interview: Debut Novelist Weighs In With Towering Portrayal of 19th-Century India

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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's 984-page blockbuster, which he translated from his own Urdu original, is a definitive fictional recreation of 19th-century New Delhi.

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's
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"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Video: 57 Images of Amazing Pre-Revolution Iranian Art in 28 Seconds

Asia Society Museum's
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Opening at Asia Society Museum on September 6, Iran Modern surveys painting, photography, sculpture, and design in pre-revolution Iran. Enjoy an advance look at this groundbreaking exhibition in a short video.

Video: Studio in a School Merges Art and Asia for New York City Students

A visiting student sits inside the Asia Society Museum and draws at the Lin Tianmiao exhibit. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Back in June, busloads of New York City schoolchildren visited Asia Society Museum for a tour. But this was no ordinary field trip — the kids were featured artists.

Video: The Story Behind 'Iran Modern,' a Landmark Exhibition of Iranian Art

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Melissa Chiu and Tom Nagorski discuss the 1950s, 60s and 70s, an exhilarating period of time for Iranian art that ended with the 1979 revolution.