World Art Through The Asian Perspective


Speaker Series Seminar With Suhanya Raffel in Collaboration With the Long Now Foundation

Suhanya Raffel

Within the next 2 years, the new M+ Museum in Hong Kong will open, and become one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world. Suhanya Raffel, the museum's Executive Director, leads and oversees all of M+’s activities, including collections building, exhibitions, research, programming, institutional collaborations, and operations.

Raffel is an expert in Asian contemporary art, with over 30 years of professional experience in museum management. She brings her unique experience and perspective in the areas of curatorship, exhibitions and collection development to this Seminar.


About Suhanya Raffel

Suhanya Raffel is the Executive Director of the M+ Museum, located in Hong Kong. M+ is the highly anticipated museum of Asian visual culture and art from the 20th and 21st centuries, which will be opening in 2020.

Previously, Raffel held the positions of the Deputy Director and the Director of Collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, from 2013. She also led the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Gallery of Art, where she had been since 1994.


7:00 PM Doors Open

7:30 PM Talk Begins

9:00 PM Conclusion

Asia Society and Long Now Members are invited to gather at Corridor following the event for drinks and informal discussion.


The Long Now Foundation and Asia Society Northern California are partnering on a series of talks in Long Now's Seminars About Long-term Thinking series. With the Asia Pacific region being vital to long term thinking for the planet, and especially for those on the Pacific coast, we believe that there is a fruitful collaboration to explore for both of our memberships and the wider public.

The Asia Society's depth of knowledge about critical issues, key leaders and cultural perspectives coming out of Asia can inform the topics, people and conversations featured in the long-running Seminar series curated and hosted by Long Now's president Stewart Brand. Public access to the recorded talks broadens the reach of this in-depth collaboration.

About Long Now

Long Now's Seminars are curated and hosted by Stewart Brand. These monthly talks were started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking.

Event Details

Mon 14 Oct 2019
7 - 9 p.m.

201 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

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