Bridging Cultures

Meryl Streep and yYo-Yo Ma

Actress Meryl Streep (L) and cellist Yo-Yo Ma perform at Asia Society's U.S.-China Forum on the Arts and Culture in Beijing in 2011. (Dong Lin/Asia Society)

Since its founding more than 60 years ago, Asia Society has been dedicated to transforming the West’s understanding of Asia through groundbreaking exhibitions and performances. And this commitment to the arts remains central to our mission today. Asia Society’s arts and culture programs — in New York, Hong Kong, Houston, and beyond — are among the most respected in the world, with the power to deepen understanding across cultures and forge new and lasting relationships. Your support will allow Asia Society to continue inspiring, challenging, and uniting audiences around the world for generations to come.

Campaign Priorities

Presenting groundbreaking exhibitions of traditional, modern, and contemporary Asian and Asian American art.
From the consummate masters of traditional music, to the edgiest new innovators, Asia Society’s Performing Arts department has created a powerful platform for engaging with Asia’s creative expressions.
Bringing together arts and museum professionals from Asia, North America, and Europe.

“The Asia Society has long played an important role in promoting mutual understanding between Asian countries, including Japan and the United States in various fields such as culture and business.”

— SHINZO ABE
Prime Minister of Japan