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Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudra; Pagan period, 11th century; Sandstone; H. 42 x W. 27 x D. 10 in. (106.7 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm)l Bagan Archaeological Museum (Sean Dungan)

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

The 11th-century stone Buddha is just one of many treasures leaving Myanmar for the first time for Asia Society Museum's landmark exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar,' opening Feb. 10 in New York. more
Buddha seated in bhumisparsa mudra. Nyaung-yan period, 17th–18th century. Bronze, with silver pigment. H. 21 x W. 13 x D. 7 ¾ in. (53.3 x 33 x 19.7 cm). National Museum, Yangon. (Photo: Sean Dungan)

Art and Devotion: Pathways to the Buddha in Myanmar

Learn more about Myanmar's Buddhist art from one of the guest curators of the first exhibition in the West focusing on works of art from collections in Myanmar. more

Buddhist Art of Myanmar

A seminal exhibition, "Buddhist Art of Myanmar" explores how Buddhist narratives intersect with regional styles through 70 spectacular works, many of which have not been seen outside of Myanmar. more
Illustrated folding book (parabaik). Ca. 1875–1900. Mulberry paper, watercolor and gouache, ink, and gold paint. H. 6 ¾ x L. 15 7/8 in. (17.2 x 40.3 cm). Denver Art Museum Collection: Museum Purchase, 1951.20
Asia Society Presents 'Myanmar's Moment,' a Series of Programs to Coincide With the Landmark Exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar'
“Asia Society, which has been deeply engaged with Myanmar on both policy issues and in arts and culture, is thrilled to present Myanmar’s Moment, a focused season of programming on Myanmar,” Josette Sheeran said. more

In Concert: Myanmar's Kyaw Kyaw Naing

Burmese composer and percussionist Kyaw Kyaw Naing performs with his ensemble at Asia Society's 2012 Awards Dinner. more
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Myanmar's Moment

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Asia Society is proud to present Myanmar's Moment, a series of leading-edge programming built around the groundbreaking Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, which runs from February 10 to May 10, 2015, in New York City. The exhibition is the first major presentation in the West devoted solely to the art of Myanmar and includes a treasure trove of sculptures of the Buddha, many of which are leaving Myanmar for the first time.

"Asia Society has deployed extraordinary diplomacy and artistic expertise to share these treasures," says Josette Sheeran, president and CEO of Asia Society. "These alluring statues, and the smiles of these Buddhas, offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for viewers. Knowing how hard it was — given the recent history of Myanmar and the distant homes of these works — makes me that much prouder of the exhibition. It's a tour de force."

Asia Society has been deeply engaged with Myanmar for years on policy issues as well as arts and culture. This approach, drawing on the arts and policy, is at the core of the institution's work, and mirrors what the Society has done in recent years on China, India, Iran, Pakistan and other Asian nations. "In the case of Myanmar," said Sheeran, "we are leveraging a long and profound engagement with a nation that has undergone great changes in the past few years." Read more

Asia Society is pleased to present 'Myanmar’s Moment,' a series of programs organized in conjunction with the landmark Asia Society Museum exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar.'
Myanmar's Moment
Buddha Pyu period, ca. 8th–9th century Copper alloy H. 18 ½ x W. 12 ½ x D. 9 ½ in. (47 x 31.8 x 24.2 cm). Sri Ksetra Archaeological Museum, Hmawza, 2013/2/2. (Photo: Sean Dungan)

Art Talk: Buddhist Art of Myanmar: The Intersection of Faith and Karma

Learn about the rich Buddhist heritage of Myanmar in a exhibition featuring artworks never before seen outside of that country. more

An Evening with Writers from Myanmar (Complete)

Writers Ma Thida, Nay Phone Latt, and Khin Mya Zin join moderator D.W. Gibson for a discussion of literature, the role of the writer, and freedom of expression at a time of rapid change in Myanmar. more
Two people cycle their way across the U Pain Bridge, built over 2000 years ago, in Mandalay, Myanmar on October 10, 2014. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Biking Through Mandalay

Two people cycle their way across the U Pain Bridge, built over 2000 years ago, in Mandalay, Myanmar on October 10, 2014. (Rajesh_India) more