Around the World: Virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa with Sonia Coman-Ernstoff, the Making of the Blind Goat Restaurant, and More
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. On Tuesdays, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Look and Listen: Asian Art and Music — Yumi Kurosawa, koto, with Sonia Coman-Ernstoff
Watch virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa perform and discuss music for the koto, alongside woodblock prints and ink paintings from the National Museum of Asian Art at the Smithsonian collections showing the instrument in a variety of contexts. Yumi will be joined by Japanese art scholar and curatorial fellow Sonia Coman-Ernstoff for an exploration of traditions pursued through creativity and playfulness, at the intersection of sound, image, and text.
The program is free with registration on June 24, 2020, at 3 p.m.
Mailchimp presents SXSW 2020: Texas High School Shorts Program
When the city of Austin had to cancel this year's SXSW festival, Mailchimp and Oscilloscope Laboratories came together to create a digital home for the shorts slated for show. Though there are dozens of films featured, we recommend the Texas High School Shorts, which highlight the work of high school students in Texas and span a variety of genres, from fiction to animation to documentary.
Videos: The Making of the Blind Goat
If you were ever curious to know what goes on behind the scenes of opening a restaurant, Christine Ha has created a series of videos following her journey to creating her first establishment, The Blind Goat. This mini-series gives an up-close and personal view of what it takes to go into the restaurant business as a visually impaired home cook, from forming a partnership to picking out a name, designing a logo to holding preview pop-ups, and more. While most of the videos are a couple years old now, they've recently included an update showing how the restaurant has had to adapt to COVID-19.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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