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Timelapse: How Art Handlers Move an Ancient 724-Pound Sandstone Sculpture

On loan from the national Museum in Yangon, Myanmar, this double-sided stele is a sandstone sculpture that dates from the fourth to the sixth century CE.

Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a sandstone stele dating back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

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: On Loan From Myanmar, a Bronze Bell Propounds the Teachings of Buddha

A bronze bell created in 1884 is one of the more than 70 artworks featured in Asia Society Museum exhibition

Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society, shares her insights into a noteworthy nineteenth-century bronze bell featured in the exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

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.

Video: Serene Yet Formidable, a Kneeling Earth Goddess Wrings Out Her Hair

A new video gives insights into the Earth Goddess (Vasudhara) featured in Asia Sociey Museum's exhibition

Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, relates the back story behind a "wonderful, solid, dignified, firmly rooted" Earth Goddess (Vasudhara).

Video: A Celebrated Birth Carved in Sandstone Makes Its Way From Myanmar

On loan from the Bagan Archeological Museum in Myanmar,

Donald M. Stadtner, a guest curator of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, shares his insights into an intricately wrought sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's entry into the world.

Interview: Bureaucracy, Bumpy Roads No Deterrent to Bringing Myanmar's Art to US

Plaque with image of seated Buddha; Pagan period, 11th–13th century; Gilded metal with polychrome; H. 7 x W. 61/4 x D. 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. (Sean Dungan)

Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser recounts the long, complex back story behind the upcoming exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, which includes many works that have never been seen outside of the country before.

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.

Photo of the Day: Biking Through Mandalay

Two people cycle their way across the U Pain Bridge, built over 2000 years ago, in Mandalay, Myanmar on October 10, 2014. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)

Two people cycle their way across the U Pain Bridge, built over 2000 years ago, in Mandalay, Myanmar on October 10, 2014. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)