Season of India

A series of events at Asia Society New York, Sep. 14, 2018 through Jan. 20, 2019

A series of programs and special events on arts, culture, business, and policy, held in conjunction with the exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India, on view at Asia Society Museum from September 14, 2018 through January 20, 2019.

Upcoming Events

AsiaStore Event
20 Oct 2018
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Join AsiaStore as we present Author, Raakhee Mirchandani and Jewelry Designer, Rosena Sammi for a very special children's book reading and jewelry sale.
AsiaStore Event
24 Oct 2018
12 - 3:30 p.m.
AsiaStore presents designer Sonam Dubal's sustainable collection, inspired by sacred symbols that reflect elements in nature and life.
Symposium
25 Oct 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Experts from various disciplines explore the idea of the "progressive" in early independent Indian society and its continuing relevance for India today.
Lecture
25 Oct 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Scholar and cultural theorist Homi K. Bhabha addresses the idea of the "progressive" in art, visual culture, science, and industry in early independent India.
Performance
27 Oct 2018
7 - 9 p.m.
Dancers/choreographers Sheetal Gandhi, Hari Krishnan, Parul Shah and Kuldeep Singh present excerpts from recent works that speak to contemporary issues, each pulling from their own unique interpretation of—or departure from—Indian dance form.
Special Event
02 Nov 2018
6 - 9 p.m.
Enjoy free museum admission, music, and drink specials to celebrate the Season of India.
Special Event
03 Nov 2018
1 - 5 p.m.
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and New Year, is a time to celebrate good fortune, family and friendships. Celebrate with performances and arts and crafts inspired by the holiday.
Discussion
08 Nov 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Join us for a discussion on access to education for India's most disenfranchised children.
AsiaStore Event
17 Nov 2018
12 - 3:30 p.m.
Disha Karale combines her fascination with intricate henna designs and love of jewelry making to create a collection that reflects the unique shapes and patterns inspired by traditional Indian henna designs.
Discussion
04 Dec 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Member of Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative Ravi Agrawal, Managing Editor of Foreign Policy magazine, shares insights with Somini Sengupta of the New York Times into India's young generation.
AsiaStore Event
05 Dec 2018
12 - 3:30 p.m.
Deepa Gurnani brand is a collaboration between Deepa Gurnani and her husband, fine jewelry designer Jay Lakhani. Created through a combination of embroidery techniques, their intricately beaded jewelry embraces Eastern and Western aesthetics.

Presented in part by State Bank of India, proud Supporter of the Season of India.

Exhibition

14 Sep 2018 - 20 Jan 2019
A landmark exhibition of works by members of the Progressive Artists’ Group, formed in India following independence from the British Empire.

past events

  • Discussion
    04 Oct 2018
    7 - 9 p.m.
    Join authors Hari Kunzu and Balli Kaur Jaswal for a provocative conversation about writing in the Indian diaspora.
  • AsiaStore Event
    03 Oct 2018
    12 - 3:30 p.m.
    Learn the art of scarf tying from Kolkata native Harshita Lohia, who draws inspiration from elements of nature and symbols of Indian culture.
  • Special Event
    20 Sep 2018
    1 - 8 p.m.
    The Jaipur Literature Festival — "the greatest literary show on planet Earth" — returns to New York, featuring conversations and performances examining the human experience.
  • Lecture
    17 Sep 2018
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Members-only exhibition viewing with a lecture by guest curator Zehra Jumabhoy.
  • Lecture
    15 Sep 2018
    2:30 - 4 p.m.
    Oxford historian Faisal Devji challenges the current debate on the crisis of religion and secularism.
  • Discussion
    14 Sep 2018
    6 - 9 p.m.
    A conversation with major collectors of Progressive artists about their passion for this art and the future of India’s art scene. 
  • Special Event
    14 Sep 2018
    6 - 9 p.m.
    Enjoy free museum admission, live DJ, and drink specials to kick off the Season of India.
  • Discussion
    14 Sep 2018
    4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Contemporary writers and art critics discuss what exactly is "modern" about modern Indian art, and what part tradition plays in the evolution of modern art.
  • Discussion
    14 Sep 2018
    12 - 2 p.m.
    Join business and government leaders for a high-level discussion on India's economic future.
  • Special Event
    13 Sep 2018
    6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
    Celebrating the exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India, on view September 14, 2018 through January 20, 2019