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Schoolchildren line up to view an Asia Society exhibition in 1975.

#TBT: Schoolchildren (in Plaid Sport Coats) Visit an Asia Society Exhibition in 1975

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: New York school kids visiting in 1975. more
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.

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

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.' more

Buddhist Art of Myanmar: Double-Sided Stele Installation Timelapse

Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a 724-pound sandstone sculpture that dates back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar.' more
Art conservator Leslie Gat at work removing bronze disease from a sculpture featured in Asia Society Museum's exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar."

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights about 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. more

Video: Conserving Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights about art conservation and describes how some of the objects in Asia Society Museum's Buddhist Art of Myanmar were conserved for the exhibition and beyond. more
In January 2015, Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki constructed one of his signature landscapes at Asia Society Museum. The installation is inspired by a traditional artwork in the Museum permanent collection.

Video: Japanese Artist Creates Miniature World From a Kaleidoscope of Kimonos

Watch Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki piece together 'Out of Disorder (Folding Scenery),' which represents "the graceful transition of a Japanese landscape from the past to the present" at Asia Society Museum. more

Japanese Artist Takahiro Iwasaki at Work

Watch Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki construct a miniature world that represents "the graceful transition of a Japanese landscape from the past to the present," part of Asia Society Museum's 'In Focus' series. more
A bronze bell created in 1884 is one of the more than 70 artworks featured in Asia Society Museum exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar."

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

Asia Society's Adriana Proser shares her insights into a noteworthy bronze bell featured in the exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar." more
A new video gives insights into the Earth Goddess (Vasudhara) featured in Asia Sociey Museum's exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar."

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

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

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

"It would be wonderful to see shows like this more frequently," says The Guardian, while The New York Times declares flatly, "the show is a find." more