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

Discussion
04 Dec 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Foreign Policy and Asia 21 alumnus Ravi Agrawal appears in conversation with the New York Times' Somini Sengupta about the outlooks and priorities of young Indians.
AsiaStore Event
05 Dec 2018
12 - 3:30 p.m.
A collaboration between Gurnani and Jay Lakhani, this intricately beaded jewelry embraces Eastern and Western aesthetics.

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Save the date for September 14, when Asia Society kicks off the 'Season of India' with panel discussions, expert opinions, and an exhibition opening bash.

Related Video

Current Affairs
An inspiring conversation about the power of holistic education and how it can change lives.
Arts
Dancer/choreographers Sheetal Gandhi, Hari Krishnan, Parul Shah, and Kuldeep Singh present new works that re-define what "Indian" dance might be.
Arts
A panel evaluates the legacy of the Progressive Artists' Group by examining the impact they had on the social and aesthetic landscape of contemporary India.
Arts
A panel discussion that approaches the question of a modern Indian nation through the lens of science, film, and literature.
Arts
Panelists discuss the challenge of representing the "progressive" Indian nation through visual, literary, and performing arts.
Arts
Authors Hari Kunzru and Balli Kaur Jaswal engage in a provocative conversation about writing in the Indian diaspora.
Arts
A conversation about how the classic play continues to make imprints in contemporary literature.
Arts
Sandeep Jauhar discusses how his book 'Heart: A History' weaves together complex medical conclusions with a personal, literary story.
Arts
Writers and linguists discuss how New York City became such a linguistic Mecca as part of JLF at New York.

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

  • AsiaStore Event
    17 Nov 2018
    12 - 3:30 p.m.
    Disha Karale creates a collection that reflect the unique shapes and patterns of traditional Indian henna designs.
  • Discussion
    08 Nov 2018
    6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Dr. Abraham George, Ajit George, and their staff work tirelessly to create opportunities for India's most disadvantaged children.
  • 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.
  • Special Event
    02 Nov 2018
    6 - 9 p.m.
    This month's unique happy hour includes activities inspired by Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, in addition to free museum admission, food and drink specials, and more.
  • Performance
    27 Oct 2018
    7 - 9 p.m.
    A group of acclaimed dancers and choreographers present excerpts from recent works featuring unique interpretations of Indian dance forms.
  • Lecture
    25 Oct 2018
    6:30 - 8 p.m.
    The Harvard-based scholar and cultural theorist delivers the keynote lecture on the idea of the "progressive" in art and culture in early independent India.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AsiaStore Event
    20 Oct 2018
    2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Join author Raakhee Mirchandani and designer Rosena Sammi for a very special children's book reading and jewelry sale.
  • 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.