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Interview: 'Densatil' Exhibition Recreates a Tibetan Buddhist's Path to Enlightenment

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition showcases the Densatil monastery in central Tibet, pictured here in a historic photograph taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. (Archival image courtesy David Holler.)
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Asia Society Museum's John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art explains what visitors can expect to see at the Museum's latest exhibition, dedicated to a legendary Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

Asia Society Remembers 'Towering' Art Historian James Cahill (1926–2014)

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Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser pays tribute to a pioneer in the study of Chinese painting and its history in the West.

Asia Society Remembers Karin Higa, 'Pioneering Advocate' for Asian American Art

L to R: Susette Min, Karin Higa, and Asia Society Museum Director Karin Higa, co-curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibtion
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Asia Society joins the art community in mourning the loss of Karin Higa, a distinguished curator of Asian American art.

Video: 'Iran Modern' Showcases 'Originality, Indviduality,' According to Co-Curator

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Fereshteh Daftari, co-curator of Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition, shares her insights into the inception, curation and themes of the art on view.

Excerpt: How Robert Wilson Once Staged a Play in Iran That Lasted 168 Hours

Archival image from the 1972 Shiraz Arts Festival performance of
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The legendary theater director describes how he and more than 700 collaborators put on, at Iran's Shiraz Arts Festival, a production lasting seven days. Asia Society symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival this Saturday, October 5.

Watch: Charlie Rose Covers 'Iran Modern'

L to R: Suzanne DiMaggio, Tom Nagorski, Charlie Rose and Melissa Chiu.
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Charlie Rose recently interviewed Asia Society's Melissa Chiu, Suzanne DiMaggio and Tom Nagorski about Asia Society Museum's 'Iran Modern' exhibition, which opened September 6 to rave reviews.

Video: An Introduction to the Iranian Modern Art Show Everyone's Talking About

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Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition, Iran Modern, explores art in pre-revolution Iran, focusing on the innovative, cosmopolitan era of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

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.

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.

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.