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Over the course of 2023, Asia Society New York hosted artists, government officials, best-selling authors, Michelin-starred chefs, and even a superhero. We celebrated journalists, humanitarians, educators, and oncologists. Read on to learn more about our favorite moments of 2023.
We opened the year with In the Green Room, a concert layering the legacies of Asian and Black American women in jazz. It was one of the many musical performances we hosted.
At our MarchAsia Arts Game Changer Awards, we celebrated contemporary Asian artists and arts professionals for their significant contributions to contemporary art. In October, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our marqueeAsia Game Changer Awardsin the soaring great hall of Cipriani’s lower Manhattan location.
We laughed at stand-up sets with acclaimed Asian comedians Negin Farsad and Jiaoying Summers, among others.
Several foreign dignitaries joined us for important conversations about Asia and the world.
In April, we hosted the 16th annual National Chinese Language Conference, bringing together educators from across the field to share new ideas and insights, connect with others, and chart the future of language learning.
We hosted over 20 holiday and culture appreciation events, including multiple "Family Days." Children and adults of all ages joined us to ring in the Year of the Rabbit, celebrate Diwali, and welcome Nowruz, the Persian New Year.
Leo Bar was a highlight of each month as we mingled, enjoyed art on view in the museum, and sipped specialty cocktails.
We held plenty of policy-focused panels, creating a platform for dialogue in our increasingly complex world.
We screened numerous award-winning films in our auditorium, and hosted engaging conversations with producers and directors.
In 2023, we also celebrated journalists. We awarded the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia to two writers for The Economist in June. We also held panels throughout the year to discuss the future of reporting from Asia.
Alongside many book talks, we hosted two world-class literary festivals: the Lahore Literary Festival and the Jaipur Literature Festival, bringing together writers from across the globe to discuss fiction, nonfiction, art, architecture, history, and politics.
We wrapped up the year with the first-ever Cure4Cancer Conference, hosted by the Asia Society Policy Institute working with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Chinese Thoracic Oncology group, titled "Advancing Global Health Equity and Harmonization."
Thank you for your support, and we are excited to see you in 2024! You can check out the exciting events we already have lined up here.