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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.


Arts
 /  New York
In poetry and song, English and Urdu, the last lyrics attributed to Shah Zafar, the last Mughal.
Arts
 /  New York
Ghazals and folk poetry performed by Vidya Shah and musicians enhance William Dalrymple's evocations of Shah Zafar's court.
Arts
William Dalrymple explores the artistic and political complexities of art created for the Indian court and European patrons in Delhi between 1707 and 1857.
Arts
 /  New York
The historian and travel writer delves into the culturally hybrid art and society of Europeans who "went native" in India.
Veteran diplomat and Asia Society President Emeritus offers a "worm's-eye-view" of President Nixon's visit to China in 1972.
Lifestyle
Asia Society Trustee Stephanie Foster interviewed the institution's family members after the launch of the Hong Kong Center.
Lifestyle
Asia Society Presidents, past and current, discuss how the institution came to establish a presence in Hong Kong.
Lifestyle
 /  Hong Kong
Asia Society made history today with the Grand Opening of its new state-of-the-art home in Hong Kong.
Lifestyle
Video tour of Asia Society's new Hong Kong Center complex.
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Arts
 /  New York
Excerpts from mesmerizing performance by two masters of Persian classical music.
Education
 /  India
In Mumbai, Harvard University's President explains how the financial crisis affected higher education worldwide.