Cultural Bridges With AARP 2023
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 six (6) educational events taking place between July 2023 and January 2024, 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 20, 2023
3 pm. Central
Through this virtual event, learn about the history and cultural context of mandalas! Create your own as a mindfulness practice! Learn more »
September・Sushi and Onigiri
Friday, September 15, 2023
Join us in-person to learn the history and art of sushi-making, and how to make your own sushi and onigiri rolls! Learn more »
October・Docent-Led Tour and Workshop
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Join us in-person at Asia Society Texas Center for a tour of our exhibition and workshop. Learn more »
November・Banh Mi and Vietnamese Coffee
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
4 p.m. Central
Through this virtual event, explore some favorites of Vietnamese cuisine! Learn more »
December・Introduction to Japanese Cuisine and Tea
Friday, December 8, 2023
3 p.m. Central
Enjoy a live, virtual presentation and demonstration, get an introduction to Japanese cuisine and tea. Learn more »
January・The History of Lunar New Year
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
5 p.m. Central
Through this virtual event, learn about the history of Lunar New Year and how to make noodles! Learn more »
The Cultural Bridges series at Asia Society is presented by AARP. Education and Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by AARP. Generous funding also provided by Asia Chemical Corporation, and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Free Thursday exhibition admission presented by Regions Bank. Additional support is provided by Cathay Bank Foundation, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, and the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas.
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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.