Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month With Special Asian American Showcase

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Asia Society has invited a handful of Asian American designers and authors to showcase their uniquely Asian-inspired merchandise at the AsiaStore. Visit the AsiaStore between May 4 and May 16 to meet the artists and see their designs in person. Can't wait? Check out our online store!

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Patricia Tanumihardja
Wednesday, May 3, 12-2 pm
Food writer and expert on Asian and sustainable farm-to-table cooking, Patricia Tanumihardja will be on hand to discuss the secrets of vegetarian Asian cooking. She will discuss how to create full-flavored vegetarian dishes that are missing none of the umami normally associated only with meat and dairy dishes. Tastings from recipes found in the book will be available to sample.  Shop Now

Yuh Okano
Thursday, May 4, 12-3 pm
With her start as a shibori artist, Yuh Okano synthesizes fiber technology and handcrafting techniques for detailed three-dimensional accessories. Her inspiration arises from her fascination with organic shapes within the world of nature. Yuh captures these moments in delicate patterns, colors, and textures.  Shop Now

Rafael Colon
Tuesday, May 9, 12-3 pm
Rafael Colon has created a series of skateboard decks depicting Japanese geishas, Peking Opera performers, and Samurai warriors. Each deck features iconic Asian imagery that is hand-etched and painted, taking street art to new levels. Shop Now


Alex Tukelturk
Friday, May 12, 12-3 pm
Alex Tukelturk takes inspiration from the beauty and power of the Ottoman Empire, reinterpreting magnificent jewels into modern innovative designs that feature semi-precious gemstones set in sterling silver and oxidized brass. Shop Now


Lucy Yung
Tuesday, May 16, 12-3 pm
Lucy Yung is the founder of the Silver Needle Tea Company whose quest is to find exquisite whole leaf teas, the highest quality pure tea, sustained in an ethical manner. The team travels across the globe each season to partner with extraordinary tea plantations. Quality is of utmost importance and each tea is selected based on origin, environment, and craftsmanship. Shop Now