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First Reviews for 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar' Hail a 'Sculptural Nirvana'

Vishnu; Pagan period, 11th–12th century; Bronze; H. 14 x W. 7 x D. 4 in. (35.6 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm). National Museum, Yangon. (Sean Dungan)
Arts

"It would be wonderful to see shows like this more frequently," says The Guardian about Asia Society Museum's new exhibition — while The New York Times declares flatly, "the show is a find."

In Myanmar, a Former Hijacker Finds His Own 'Middle Path,' Without Regrets

Buddhist monks read newspapers at a stall near the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on May 9, 2014. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Now editor-in-chief at one of Myanmar’s top media properties, former hijacker Soe Myint reflects on his country’s journey, and his own, with Asia Society’s Tom Nagorski.

Photo of the Day: Standing Out in Indonesia

A Java sparrow's red beak stands out in the lush greenery in Indonesia on February 17. 2015. (Mario Madrona/Flickr)
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A Java sparrow's red beak stands out in the lush greenery in Indonesia on February 17. 2015. (Mario Madrona/Flickr)

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

On loan from the Bagan Archeological Museum in Myanmar,
ArtsMultimedia

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.

Here's How Families in Three Asian Countries Welcome the Lunar New Year

People release sky lanterns in Pinghsi, a township in Taiwan's northern Taipei County, to celebrate the annual Lantern Festival on Feb. 28, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsFood & Recipes

Happy Lunar New Year from Asia Society! As hundreds of millions travel home to celebrate with their families, here's a look at the legends, customs, and foods that mark the holiday in China, Korea, and Vietnam.

Watch: Five of Charlie Rose's Top Interviews on Asia

Television journalist Charlie Rose holds the Peabody Award he won for his
Current Affairs

Ahead of the veteran TV journalist's February 17 Asia Society conversation with Kevin Rudd on Asia's future, Asia Blog compiles some of his most memorable interviews with major Asian figures.

Photo of the Day: Jewels of the Sea in Vietnam

Limestone islets look like floating jewels in the jade-color sea in Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)
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Limestone islets look like floating jewels in the jade-color sea in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Capturing the Moment in Cambodia

Against the setting sun, a photographer stops to take a photo in Angkor Wat, Cambodia on February 6, 2015. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)
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Against the setting sun, a photographer stops to take a photo in Angkor Wat, Cambodia on February 6, 2015. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)

When Arts and Policy Intersect: The Story Behind 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar'

Asia Society Trustee Tom Freston poses with Aung San Suu Kyi after presenting her with the Asia Society's Global Vision award at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
ArtsCurrent AffairsPolicy

The story of how Asia Society's behind-the-scenes policy engagement early in Myanmar's reforms led to a historic art exhibition.

Photo of the Day: Leaping Through the Air in Thailand

A dusky leaf monkey is seen leaping on the grass at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on February 1, 2015. (Thai National Parks/Flickr)
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A dusky leaf monkey is seen leaping on the grass at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on February 1, 2015. (Thai National Parks/Flickr)