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Slideshow: Bicycling, Photography, and How to Travel the World in 1891

A hired guard helps William Sachtleben carry his bicycle and gear across a stream in Turkey, May 26, 1891, Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections

Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.

Gallery: See Modern China Through the Lenses of Contemporary Artists

Wang Qingsong. Follow Him, 2010. H. 51 1/8 x W. 118 1/8 in. (130 x 300 cm). C-print. Asia Society, New York: Purchased with funds donated by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, 2011.31

Here’s how contemporary Chinese artists are telling the story about their country’s social and physical evolution.

Multimedia: Artists Explore 'Cultural Paths' Created Through Chinese and Mexican Immigration

Tony de los Reyes, <i>Border Theory (rio bravo/las garzas)</i>, 2014, Dye and oil on linen, Courtesy of the artist

What can art tell us about the American immigration experience? Find out from four artists featured in 'The Other Side,' an exhibition now on view at Asia Society Texas Center.

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudra; Pagan period, 11th century; Sandstone; H. 42 x W. 27 x D. 10 in. (106.7 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm)l Bagan Archaeological Museum (Sean Dungan)
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The 11th-century stone Buddha is just one of many treasures leaving Myanmar for the first time for Asia Society Museum's landmark exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar,' opening Feb. 10 in New York.

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


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.

New Asia Society Museum exhibition of Iranian art receives rave review from the New York Times' Holland Cotter.

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


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.

NY Times Says Chinese Ink Painter Wu Guanzhong Melds Ancient and Modern

A Big Manor, 2001, ink and color on rice paper. (Shanghai Art Museum)

New York Times critic Karen Rosenberg reviews Asia Society's 'Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong,' a retrospective of one of China's most loved artists.

Video: Artist Sarah Sze Crosses the 'Line' at Asia Society Museum


For Asia Society Museum, artist Sarah Sze has created sculptures and installations that incorporate everyday materials like cups and key chains. Watch this video for a guided tour. 

Video: U-Ram Choe's Mesmerizing Animatronic Sculpture, 'Guardian of the Hole'

U-Ram Choe's 'Guardian of the Hole,' on display at Asia Society Museum in New York through December 31, 2011.

For Asia Society Museum, Korean artist U-Ram Choe has created a kinetic, seal-like creature that appears to be breathing while dozens of intricate "wings," leaf-like and gold in color, flutter above him.