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A Sneak Peek at 'Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting'

NEW YORK, February 20, 2017 — Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting is the first-ever U.S. showing of the paintings collected by Italian scholar Giuseppe Tucci during his 1926-1948 expeditions to Tibet. The recently restored paintings are on loan from the collection of the National Museum of the Oriental Art (MNAO), Rome, and span the 13th through 19th centuries. They are presented together with photography taken during Tucci's eight major expeditions.

The exhibition is on view at Asia Society Museum in New York from February 27 to May 20, 2018.


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Chinese writers, bloggers and media critics explore the Chinese literary landscape and its relationship to the Internet.
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 /  New York
Noted Indian intellectuals and a Chinese scholar address the idea of "the writer as traveler."
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 /  New York
A diverse roster of literary reporters bear witness to the effects of modernization in a variety of Asian contexts.
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 /  New York
A historical novelist's research into the Opium Wars leads him to suggest parallels with wars in our own time.
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 /  New York
A leading historian of China and a historical novelist assess China and India's historical relations, focusing particularly on the Opium Wars.
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 /  New York
An illustrated talk on the directions contemporary Indian architecture is taking when the Indian economy and middle classes are growing in size and influence.
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Artist U-Ram Choe's first solo New York museum exhibition is now on view at the Asia Society Museum in New York until December 31, 2011. Watch a preview video.
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 /  New York
A young Kashmiri American artist and musician describes his experiences leading childrens' workshops in Kashmir and Morocco.
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 /  New York
In the wake of 2011's "Arab spring," performers, scholars and journalists assess the rapid changes overtaking the Muslim world.
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 /  India
Indian artist Jitish Kallat talks about his latest museum projects.
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Video: Ghazal star Tahira Syed sets lyrics by Faiz Ahmed Faiz to music.
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NEW YORK, October 1, 2011 — Actor Zia Mohyeddin reads a letter from poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz  to Faiz's wife, Alice, in English and Urdu. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth. (4 min., 4 sec.)