Asia Society in 2019: Memorable Moments Captured on Camera

2019 marked another colorful and eventful year for Asia Society. We achieved milestones, welcomed new homes around the world, and celebrated with our communities. As we look forward to 2020, here are some of our favorite moments of the past year.


Asia Society 2019 Recap

Dancers perform at Lunar New Year Family Day at Asia Society Texas Center on Saturday, February 9, 2019. (Chris Dunn/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

(L-R) A live taping of the Sinica Podcast with Evgeny Morozov, Kristin Shi-Kupfer, and Kaiser Kuo on Nov. 1, 2019, in Zurich, Switzerland. (Sarah Urech/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Lenora from Asian Improv aRts gives her interpretive dance during the dinner service at the Asia Society Game Changers West Awards on April 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Jeff Bartee/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

(L-R) Literature professor Dr. Philipp Theisohn in conversation with Chinese science-fiction author Hao Jingfang on June 18, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Andre Hengst/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

A fan hugs Richie Mehta, writer and director of Delhi Crime Story, at the Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2019. (Caitlin Lockhart/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

(L-R) Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd and Chinese popstar and actor Wang Leehom during the Asia Society 2019 U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit and Game Changer Awards Dinner at the Skirball Cultural Center on Nov. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

A family watches the colorful celebration during Lunar New Year Family Day at Asia Society Texas Center on Saturday, February 9, 2019. (Chris Dunn/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

South Korean Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan cooks for an intimate gathering of guests on Jan. 19, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Andre Hengst/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Guests admire the artwork of Xiaoze Xie at the opening for 'Objects of Evidence,' a show of the China-born, California-based painter, installation, and multimedia artist on September 10, 2019 at Asia Society New York. (Maria Baranova/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

A traditional musical ceremony by monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery during their visit to Asia Society Texas Center on August 14-18, 2019. (Chris Dunn/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Asia Society Game Changer West awardee Roya Mahboob is interviewed ahead of the award ceremonies on April 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Vivian Sachs/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

The band Nitemrkt during the Asia Society 2019 U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit and Game Changer Awards Dinner at the Skirball Cultural Center on Nov. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

A piece from artist James Turrell who is recognized for his mesmerizing immersive light installations. His exhibition 'Yukaloo' was on display at Asia Society Hong Kong on March 12 through June 9, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Asia Society Hong Kong)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Asia Society Philippines hosted Holi Festival 2019 in Manila, Philippines on March 31, 2019 which was composed of more than 4000 attendees from both the Filipino and Indian communities. (Photo courtesy of Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Western Sydney hip-hop artist and activist L-FRESH The Lion performs at Asia Society’s Hawker Ball on October 3, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Asia Game Changer honoree Sana Mir applauds during the Asia Game Changers Awards ceremony on October 24, 2019 in New York, New York. (Casey Kelbaugh/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Soprano Stefanie Quintin sings the title role in 'Mila,' during a performance in New York on December 7, 2019. The chamber opera was co-produced by Asia Society New York and Asia Society Hong Kong. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

The American First National Bank Night Market 2019 on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Asia Society Texas Center. (Chris Dunn/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

2019 Arts & Museum Summit international delegates visit Humayun’s Tomb led by Ratish Nanda, conservation architect at Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which has overseen the ongoing revitalization of the historical site in New Delhi. (Photo courtesy of Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Mahal Kita from Bubble_T performs as a part of Asia in America: Next Generation at Asia Society New York on May 23, 2019. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Mandala sand painting by by monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery during their visit to Asia Society Texas Center on August 14-18, 2019. (Chris Dunn/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Master artisan Junichi Mitsubori shows off a completed example of 'wagashi,' the Japanese discipline of sculptural pastry made from bean and glutinous rice paste during a special tasting and presentation on June 10, 2019 at Asia Society New York. (Brian Ach/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo premiered a new commissioned work, the durational performance piece 'IF WE WERE XYZ' at Asia Society New York on October 17-18, 2019. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society 2019 Recap

Asia Game Changers the Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Lineage dazzle audiences with a demonstration of martial arts prowess during the public Meet the Asia Game Changers program held at Asia Society New York on October 24, 2019. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

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A guest takes in the work of Hon Chi-fun in his exhibition 'A Story of Light' which was on display at Asia Society Hong Kong from March 12 to June 9, 2019.  (Courtesy of Asia Society Hong Kong)

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