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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.

Watch: Classic Iran Air TV Commercial From the 1970s

Lifestyle "Iran Air: We Take You There, We Take You Back."

Photo of the Day: Shining Crossroads in China

Paths cross at a glitzy intersection in Shanghai, China on August 20, 2013. (SimonQ/Flickr)
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Paths cross at a glitzy intersection in Shanghai, China on August 20, 2013. (SimonQ/Flickr)

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.
Arts

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

Photo of the Day: Taking in the View in Vietnam

Two colorfully dressed women take in the view of Lao Chai Province, Vietnam on August 31, 2013. (Mattia Boero/Flickr)
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Two colorfully dressed women take in the view of Lao Chai Province, Vietnam on August 31, 2013. (Mattia Boero/Flickr)

Free Live Webcast: Sold-Out Concert with Iranian Musical Maverick Mohsen Namjoo

Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo performs at Asia Society New York on Saturday, September 7.
Arts

Mohsen Namjoo's concert at Asia Society New York is now sold out — but don't despair. Tune into the live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, 9/7.

Photo of the Day: A Pensive Ride in Bangladesh

A man lost in thought takes a boat ride down the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (nasir khan/Flickr)
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A man lost in thought takes a boat ride down the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (nasir khan/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Short Break in India

A man takes a quick nap before continuing on with his work day in New Delhi, India on September 1, 2013. (New Delhices/Flickr)
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A man takes a quick nap before continuing on with his work day in New Delhi, India on September 1, 2013. (New Delhices/Flickr)

Was Bill Richardson Right About Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong Un and Kenneth Bae?

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is surrounded by members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on September 3, 2013. Rodman said he was heading back to Pyongyang to see his
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At an Asia Society event in July, the former New Mexico governor said Rodman was "the only person" who could get Bae released from North Korean prison.

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)
Arts

The New York Times reports on Asia Society's involvement in the "coming out" of Myanmar's little-seen early Buddhist art.