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#TBT: Tibetan Dance Troupe Rides New York Subway

Tibetan dance troupe rides New York subway in 1987 (Barry Bryant/Samaya Foundation)

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: a Tibetan dance troupe tours NYC by subway in 1987.      

Video: Polymathic Performing Artist Vijay Iyer Wants His Listeners to 'Feel Cared For'

Jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer Vijay Iyer on The Charlie Rose Show on March 16, 2015.

The jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer, who has a longstanding relationship with Asia Society, discussed his new album on the Charlie Rose Show last week.

Interview: Suki Kim Aims to Depict 'Human World' of North Korea in Undercover Memoir

Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)
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Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on March 25, 2015.

Interview: Meet Wu Tong, China's Musical Polymath

Wind virtuoso Wu Tong performs at Asia Society New York on March 19, 2015. (Courtesy of Wu Tong)

Get to know Wu Tong — a master of the sheng, a Chinese wind instrument; a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble; and the frontman for Lunhui, a pioneering rock band — ahead of his March 19 performance at Asia Society New York.

Multimedia: Emerging Director Midi Z on Myanmar, Taiwan, and Filming from Personal Experience

Wu Ke-Xi, Midi Z, and La Frances Hui at the opening of the film series <i>Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective</i> on March 6, 2015. (C. Bay Milin)

In his first United States survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui.

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat at work removing bronze disease from a sculpture featured in Asia Society Museum's exhibition

Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights into conservation and discusses how she traveled to Myanmar to assess the condition of various sculptures that were coming to the spring exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Video: Japanese Artist Creates Miniature World From a Kaleidoscope of Kimonos

In January 2015, Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki constructed one of his signature landscapes at Asia Society Museum. The installation is inspired by a traditional artwork in the Museum permanent collection.

Watch Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki piece together 'Out of Disorder (Folding Scenery),' which represents "the graceful transition of a Japanese landscape from the past to the present" at Asia Society Museum.

For Yoshitomo Nara, Defining Art by Ethnicity is an 'Outdated Methodology'

Yoshitomo Nara, Life Is Only One!, 2007; Acrylic on wood; H194 x W410 x D7 cm. Courtesy of the artist. (José Luis Gutiérrez)

Get to know Yoshitomo Nara, internationally renowned contemporary artist, and see works from his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

#TBT: Musical Legend Ravi Shankar at Asia Society in 1962

Ravi Shankar poses with a sculpture from the Asia Society’s Rockefeller Collection in New York in 1962.

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. First up: sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.

Interview: Film Actress Wu Ke-Xi Reveals the Making of an Ordinary Myanmar Woman

Actress We Ke Xi, in character (L) and out (R). (Courtesy We Ke Xi)

Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z's leading lady is in fact a cosmopolitan chameleon from Taiwan. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York following screenings on March 6 and 7, 2015.