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Altered States: Zhang Huan
"Asia Society Museum presents the first-ever museum retrospective of Zhang Huan, one of the most important and widely recognized Chinese artists working in the United States and China. Altered States: Zhang Huan includes 55 of the artist's major works produced over the past 15 years in Beijing, New York, and Shanghai, including photographs and sculpture."

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/zhanghuan/
Art and China's Revolution
"Art and China’s Revolution reflects upon one of the most tumultuous and catastrophic periods in recent Chinese history⎯the three decades following the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China in 1949. During this time, the government led by Mao Zedong sought to modernize China across all aspects of society, a process that included suppressing or destroying much of traditional culture. The government also sought to create a new visual culture to communicate its goals and ideology to the Chinese people. Artists were encouraged to create art that reflected the revolutionary spirit of the time, in Mao’s words, to create art for the people. The impact of this directive on artists and art making was enormous. ... Until now, little effort has been made to take account of this period, during which art and politics were so closely intertwined. ... This exhibition marks a first attempt, which we hope will be the start of many, to examine these artistic developments within an historical framework that prompts a discussion of their impact on Chinese culture today." With extensive text and images of several works from the exhibition, as well as an interactive timeline of Chinese art from 1949 to 1979.

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinarevo/
Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea
"This exhibition brings together more than one hundred objects from ten museums across the diverse geographic expanse that is Viet Nam to illuminate the country’s long history of cultural and economic exchange. Most of the works on view in Arts of Ancient Viet Nam have never been shown in the United States, and many were unearthed in excavations over the last few decades. Although in the planning stages for over twenty years, the exhibition became possible only after the normalization of relations between Viet Nam and the United States in 1995." Organized into four sections: 1) Early Cultures: Dong Son and Sa Huynh; 2) Fu Nan in the Mekong River Delta; 3) Coastal Kingdoms of Champa; 4) Trade and Exchange in Hoi An.

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/vietnam/
The Arts of Kashmir
"The Arts of Kashmir comprises works of Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic art, including sculpture, painting, and calligraphy loaned from collections in the U.S., Europe, and India. Many of the objects have never been seen outside of India; in some cases they have never been exhibited or published anywhere. To provide a sense of the broad artistic contributions of this famously lush and beautiful region, the exhibition includes examples of stone and bronze sculptures and manuscript paintings, in addition to the fine examples of papier-mâché, carpets, shawls, and embroidery for which Kashmir is renowned."

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/kashmir/
Asia Society: The Collection in Context
Featuring more than 200 artworks from the Asia Society's collection, divided into five categories: South Asia, Himalaya, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. The artworks in each category are further grouped together by type, with introductory text for each grouping as well as for each object. The website also includes timelines, online guided tours (slide shows), and a Looking Deeper section with several online exhibitions on selected themes.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.asiasocietymuseum.org
Asian Art Outlook
A resource for educators featuring highlights from the Asia Society's permanent collection. The site aims to serve as "an accessible and tangible starting point for discussion about the history, geography and cultures of Asia." Features 21 artworks (7 from the Indian subcontinent, 7 from China, and 7 from Japan), each with background text and a detailed guide on how to look at the work. Also includes 8 additional lesson plans related to Asian art, history, and culture.

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/education/AsianArt/index.htm
Asian Games: The Art of Contest
Discusses four types of games: games of chance (dice; pachisi; snakes and ladders; Chinese promotion games; Persian, Chinese, and Japanese backgammon; Liubo); games of matching, memory, and identification (Chinese cards, dominoes and mahjong; Persian and Indian playing cards; Japanese games of memory and matching); games of power and dexterity (pitch-pot; polo; kickball); and games of war and territory (chess; xiangqi; shogi; weiqi; go). With illustrations.

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/asiangames/index.html
Asian Journeys: Collecting Art in Post-war America
"This exhibition explores the socio-political context for the American collecting of Asian Art in the post-World War II period with a particular focus on the collecting practice of John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906-1978) and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909-1992)." Topics include: 1) The Advisor (Sherman E. Lee); 2) Cultural Diplomacy in Japan and Japanese Taste; 3) Chinese Civil Strife and the International Art Market; 4) The Rise of South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Himalayan Art Collecting; and 5) Legacy.

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/asianjourneys/
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