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Kimono-Clad Caroline Kennedy Cracks Open Barrel of Sake

(L to R) Japanese Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy prepare to break open a sake barrel in a traditional Japanese ceremony. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

At the opening of Asia Society New York's Season of Japan and Kamakura exhibit, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy participated in a traditional Japanese ceremony.

#TBT: In 2014, DJ Spooky Meets Kevin Rudd

Incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd (R), former Prime Minister of Australia, and DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, share a light moment in September 2014 at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A chance meeting at the 2014 opening of "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot."

#TBT: In 2010, Yoshitomo Nara Goes Punk

Artist Yoshitomo Nara (center) poses with the punk band High Teen Boogie at Asia Society in New York on September 13, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2010 benefit gala for Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

#TBT: In 2001, 'Floating Box' Explores the Stories of Chinatown

A scene from 'Floating Box: A Story in Chinatown' in 2001. (Jack Vartoogian)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: a 2001 chamber opera depicting a Chinese immigrant family in America. 

Challenging Asia's Skyscraper Addiction

Tall buildings in Hong Kong's Financial District surround the Asia Society Hong Kong center (Michael Moran/OTTO)
Arts

The award-winning architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on the beauty of horizontal building design.

The New York Times on the 'Broken System' That Allows Art Trafficking

Terror groups like ISIS are able to profit from looted art by selling stolen artifacts through preexisting black market channels. (Claude Valette/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The New York Times explains how terror groups like ISIS are able to profit off of looted art.

#TBT: In 2007, 'Kinsmen' Redefine Jazz

Rudresh Mahanthappa (L) and Kadri Gopalnath perform at Asia Society in New York in November 2007. (La Frances Hui/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when saxophonists of different backgrounds pulled together elements of Indian Carnatic music and American jazz.

2015: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

An all-female group from Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia perform the traditional Acehnese dance. (Elsa Ruiz/ Asia Society)
Multimedia

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.

'Sixteen for '16': Predictions for Asia in 2016

Asia Society's Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts that Iran will make good on its end of the nuclear deal, but this still doesn't mean that tensions between Tehran and Washington will cease.
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on what's on tap for Asia in the new year.

New Yorker Writers Reflect on 'Extreme' Reporting About China

Peter Hessler and Jiayang Fan discuss reporting on China at Asia Society in New York on December 17. (Elena Olivia/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Peter Hessler, Evan Osnos, Jiayang Fan, and Zha Jianying discuss challenges foreign reporters still face in giving balanced coverage of China.