Cultural Bridges With AARP 2022
Through a partnership with AARP, Asia Society provides multiple entry points for communities to learn more about Asian cultures, traditions, and talents. Asia Society's holistic programming both educates and entertains by creating thought-provoking experiences of the highest quality from a variety of countries, cultures, points of view, and art forms. Through presenting content that is relevant to our community and the context of current events, Asia Society's goal is for audiences to leave our programming with their curiosity piqued, inspiring ongoing reflection and investigation of not only diverse cultures, but also our shared humanity. In our increasingly globalized society, having access to diverse communities and perspectives has never been more important.
Asia Society at Home
In this second series, Asia Society Texas is hosting seven (7) educational events taking place between July 2022 and January 2023, available to AARP members and others (as space is available). The listed virtual and in-person events connect to AARP's local priorities of health and cultural understanding. Below are the classes that are offered, and are open to Asia Society Texas audiences as well as AARP members.
July・Mandalas and Mindfulness
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
3:30 pm. Central
Through this virtual event, learn about the history and cultural context of mandalas. Create your own mandala as a way to calm a busy mind and lower stress. Learn more »
Thursday, August 18, 2022
3 p.m. Central
Enjoy a live, virtual presentation and demonstration on how to make fresh spring rolls, inspired by Vietnamese culinary traditions! Learn more »
September・Teas of Asia
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
3 p.m. Central
Through this virtual workshop, learn about the significance of tea and tea ceremonies across China, India, and Japan! Discover tips for creating the perfect brew. Learn more »
Friday, October 21, 2022
1 p.m. Central
Join us in-person at Asia Society Texas Center for a spooky tour of our exhibition, which is focused on woodblock prints and yōkai (Japanese spirits). Design your own art inspired by woodblock prints to take home. Learn more »
Thursday, November 10, 2022
4 p.m. Central
Join us for a live, virtual presentation on Diwali, the Festival of Lights in India! Make your own Diwali lantern to light up your home. Learn more »
Monday, December 5, 2022
3 p.m. Central
In this virtual workshop, make your own gift boxes for the holidays by learning the Korean art of Bojagi! Learn more »
January・Lunar New Year
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
2 p.m. Central
Learn about Lunar New Year traditions across Asia through our virtual event! Identify your zodiac animal and walk away with a new recipe! Learn more »
The Cultural Bridges series at Asia Society is presented by AARP. Education and Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by Cathay Bank Foundation and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibitions and public programming to Houston.
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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
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.