Asia Week 2016 at Asia Society

A complete list of events

Zen’en (1197–1258). Jizō Bosatsu. Kamakura period, ca. 1225–26. Japanese cypress (hinoki) with cut gold leaf and traces of pigment, inlaid crystal eyes, and bronze staff with attachments. H. 22¾ x W. 9½ x D. 9½ in. (57.8 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm). Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.202a-e. Photography by Synthescape

Asia Week New York, March 10–19, 2016, is a collaboration among museums, galleries, auction houses, Asian art specialists, and enthusiasts hosting exhibitions, previews, and special programs throughout the city, attracting visitors from around the world.


Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan
February 9 – May 8

This exhibition brings together masterpieces of Kamakura-period (1185–1333) sculpture in western collections, allowing side-by-side comparisons and highlighting the complexity and pluralism of the period.


In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60
March 8, 2016 – January 8, 2017

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of collecting and exhibiting Asian art that John D. Rockefeller 3rd and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller set in motion for Asia Society.


60 from 60: Asia Society Celebrates Six Decades in Photographs
March 15, 2016  January 8, 2017 

A display of 60 photographs selected from Asia Society’s archives celebrates the 60th anniversary of the organization’s founding by John D. Rockefeller 3rd.


THE 2016 LEGACY DINNER And Gala Reception
Tuesday, March 15
Reception and galleries open for viewing 6 PM - 9 PM
Panel 7 PM - 8 PM
Dinner 8 PM - 10 PM

In conjunction with a distinguished panel on “The Art of Collecting”

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary and honoring the legacy of John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society presents The 2016 Legacy Dinner with a panel on “The Art of Collecting,” a unique conversation on the hunger for art and the pursuit of connoisseurship. What drives one to be a collector? How do collectors decide what to collect? Why do they look at Asia? How do collectors think about the future of their collections? This event brings together a distinguished and respected panel to discuss some of these burning questions.

Honorary Chair | Charles Rockefeller

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Padma Lakshmi — Love, Loss and What We Ate
Thursday, March 10, 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Co-presented with Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC).

AsiaStore Events

Scholar’s Rocks from the Collection of Kemin Hu
Tuesday, March 15, 11 AM - 6 PM

AsiaStore presents newly acquired scholar’s rocks — cherished by the Chinese since the Tang dynasty — from the collection of Kemin Hu.


Asian Art Collectors Book Review
Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 20, 11 AM - 6 PM
Fridays, 11 AM - 9 PM

AsiaStore presents a vetted selection of the most recent and pertinent titles for Asian Art Collectors. Ceramics, sculpture, textiles, painting, furniture, jewelry, and more. AsiaStore recommends the must-read essentials that provide critical insight into the world of Asian collectibles.


Fashions by Mieko Mintz
Tuesday, March 15 & Wednesday, March 16, 12 PM - 3:30 PM

Born on the Japanese island of Kyushu, Mieko Mintz is attracted to ethnic fabrics, always searching for new textiles for her handcrafted apparel and accessories. Utilizing vintage Japanese kimonos, Indonesian batik, and Indian kantha, Mieko infuses fresh design elements into her fashions that make every piece a unique one-of-a-kind treasure with modern flair.


Kokeshi Dolls by the Hodsdons 
Friday, March 11, 12 PM – 3:30 pm

Husband and wife team Lisa Holt-Hudson and Jacob Hodsdon combine their artistic talents as they craft modern interpretations of the traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls that first emerged in the northeast part of Japan. Japanese American Lisa Holt-Hodsdon is an artist specializing in painting and design, while her husband Jacob is a wood-turner. Jacob draws inspiration for the dolls from the natural beauty of wood, with Lisa adding color and design to create their own unique interpretation of the traditional Kokeshi dolls, believed to bring prosperity, joy, and a sense of safety to any space they occupy. Each doll is a unique, one-of-a-kind, signed piece of art.

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