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A bronze bell created in 1884 is one of the more than 70 artworks featured in Asia Society Museum exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar."

Photos of the Day: The Hues of Holi in India

Indian revelers dance during Holi celebrations in Hyderabad on March 5, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
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People gathered all around India to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors on March 5, 2015. Holi is an annual celebration of the coming of spring. During the festivities, revelers spray colored powder and water on each other with great gusto.

Celebrating Momofuku Ando, Godfather of Instant Ramen

The Google Doodle on March 5, 2015 paid tribute to the late Momofuku Ando. (Google)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

Today, Google commemorated the 105th birthday of the late Momofuku Ando, the inventor of ramen instant noodles, with a new Google Doodle. Here’s a look back at three ramen-focused Asia Society programs and features.

Video: Kevin Rudd and Charlie Rose Discuss Whether China Can Dodge the 'Middle-Income Trap'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd (L) speaks with veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2015. (Asia Society/Ellen Wallop)
Current AffairsPolicy

Speaking on “Charlie Rose,” the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute described the tough choice that China’s leaders must make about shrinking the state-owned enterprise sector.

For Yoshitomo Nara, Defining Art by Ethnicity is an 'Outdated Methodology'

Yoshitomo Nara, Life Is Only One!, 2007; Acrylic on wood; H194 x W410 x D7 cm. Courtesy of the artist. (José Luis Gutiérrez)
Arts

Get to know Yoshitomo Nara, internationally renowned contemporary artist, and see works from his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

Photo of the Day: A Moment of Solitude in Vietnam

A man and his bicycle seem to be the only inhabitants of the early morning's streets in Ha Noi, Vietnam on February 17, 2015.  (Trường Đặng/Flickr)
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A man and his bicycle seem to be the only inhabitants of the early morning's streets in Ha Noi, Vietnam on February 17, 2015. (Trường Đặng/Flickr)

#TBT: Musical Legend Ravi Shankar at Asia Society in 1962

Ravi Shankar poses with a sculpture from the Asia Society’s Rockefeller Collection in New York in 1962.
Arts

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. First up: sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.

Interview: Film Actress Wu Ke-Xi Reveals the Making of an Ordinary Myanmar Woman

Actress We Ke Xi, in character (L) and out (R). (Courtesy We Ke Xi)
Arts

Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z's leading lady is in fact a cosmopolitan chameleon from Taiwan. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York following screenings on March 6 and 7, 2015.

Photo of the Day: Standing Out in the Vastness in Japan

A toddler is oblivious of her vast surroundings in Tokyo, Japan on February 21, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)
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A toddler is oblivious of her vast surroundings in Tokyo, Japan on February 21, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)

New Report Posits California-China 'Vital Partnership' as a Model for Climate Engagement

A man wears a mask as he waits to cross the road near the CCTV building in Beijing during heavy smog on November 29, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current AffairsSustainability

The world's largest carbon emitter has been teaming up with America's most progressive state on climate change policies. Report launch at Asia Society Northern California on March 4, 2015.

Interview: Son of Myanmar Midi Z Returns Home to Tell Its Tales On Screen

Burmese filmmaker Midi Z, above, receives his first American retrospective at Asia Society New York from March 6 through 13, 2015.
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Ahead of his first U.S. retrospective, at Asia Society New York March 6 through 13, Myanmar's rising auteur tells Asia Society, "In my stories, even though the characters deal drugs and traffic in humans, they are just ordinary people."