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Wayang Kulit: Puppets and a President

A certain American VIP with ties to Indonesia pays a visit to some traditional Javanese shadow puppets. more

Vidya Dehejia: Connoisseurship and Chola Bronzes

Lecture illuminates southern Indian tradition of cast-bronze sculpture. more

James Zumwalt: Lessons from Japan's Calamity

U.S. official in charge of disaster relief after the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster acknowledges, "There's always more that can be done." more

Akash Kapur on 'India Becoming' (Complete)

Indian American journalist Akash Kapur recounts his findings when he returned to the country of his birth, after years away, in 2003. more
A traditional Nowruz display known as the Seven S’s, or Haft Seen. (Ehsan Khakbaz/Flickr)

Explainer: How Iranians Will Welcome the Year 1391

While the world plays with the possibility of war with Iran, Iranians worldwide are preparing to celebrate their New Year’s festival, Nowruz, with flowers, food, family — and a goldfish, too. more

Sarah Sze: Creativity and Experience

Sarah Sze offers insights into her creative process and the genesis of her installation on Manhattan's High Line. more

Sarah Sze and Siddhartha Mukherjee (Complete)

Visual artist Sarah Sze and nonfiction writer Siddhartha Mukherjee share insights into their respective creative processes. more

Japan: One Year Later (Complete)

A top U.S. official assesses the state of disaster relief and recovery in Japan, one year after the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear catastrophe. more
Wu Guanzhong, Pines, 1995. Ink and color on bark paper. Collection: Shanghai Art Museum.
Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong
April 25 - August 5, 2012 more
Highlights: Justin Burke, Philip Shishkin, David Merkel, and Sean Roberts address chronic political problems in Central Asia. (11 min., 59 sec.)
Experts Address Central Asia's Governance Challenges
Experts explain why governments in such a resource-rich, strategically important part of the world are so chronically dysfunctional. more