New York Asia Week

When 18 Mar 2011 - 26 Mar 2011

Friday, 18 March

5 – 6pm    Lecture: China Institute

Restoring Qianlong Emperor’s Juanqinzhai
(Studio of Exhaustion from Diligent Service)

With Dr. Nancy Berliner and Henry Ng.

11 – 6pm        Special Sale Event: AsiaStore, Asia Society

Scholars’ Rocks from the Collection of Kemin Hu

Daily, through Sun 27 (Fri 25 March until 9pm)

1 – 4pm    Personal appearances by Kemin Hu, Asia Society

Daily, through Sun 20 March

AsiaStore presents a newly acquired collection from Kemin Hu.

Experience the power of scholars’ rocks or “spirit stones” – cherished by
the Chinese for generations. Autographed copies of Hu’s books are available
for purchase.

11 – 6pm    Asian Art Collectors Book Review: AsiaStore, Asia Society

Daily, through Sun 27 March (Fri until 9pm)

AsiaStore presents a vetted selection of the most recent and must-read titles for Asian Art Collectors. Get critical insight into the world of Asian collectibles and find books on ceramics, sculpture, textiles, painting, furniture, jewelry and more.

1pm    Taste of RMA Tour: Rubin Museum of Art

Weekends at 1pm and 3pm, weekdays at 3pm.

Saturday

10  –  6pm    OPEN HOUSE

Asia Week participating dealers and auction houses
See listings and maps for various locations in Mid-town and the Upper East Side.

12:30pm    Lecture: Japan Society

Exhibition lecture, Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in
Contemporary Japanese Art

With curator David Elliott.

1pm    Taste of RMA Tour: Rubin Museum of Art

Weekends at 1pm and 3pm, weekdays at 3pm.

2pm    Curator’s Talk: Museum of Chinese in America

Antique Chinese Puzzles: Games for the Hands and Mind

With Wei Zhang and Peter Rasmussen.

2:30pm    Guided tour: Museum of Chinese in America

With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America

Meet in museum lobby. Also taking place on Sun 20 March, Sat 26 March,
Sun 27 March, 2:30  –  3:30pm.

4–6pm    Lecture China Institute

Rank Badges of the Yongzheng Emperor’s Reign
With Dr. David Hugus

5:30pm    Lecture: Sotheby’s

Power and Sensuality: The Best of Khmer Art

With Emma C. Bunker.

Sunday

10  –  6pm    OPEN HOUSE

Asia Week participating dealers and auction houses
See listings and maps for various locations in Mid-town and the Upper East Side.

10:30am    Panel Discussion: Sotheby’s

Stuart Cary Welch, Scholar, Curator, Collector: His Life and Legacy

11am    Lecture: Japanese Art Society of America (JASA)

Who Knew? Mexican Responses to Japanese Art 16th to 19th Centuries

With curator Caron Smith.

Annual Meeting of the Japanese Art Society of America precedes the lecture.

Location: Marymount School, 1026 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of 84th Street

2:30pm    Guided tour: Museum of Chinese in America

Chinese Puzzles: Games for the Hands and Mind

With curators Wei Zhang and Peter Rasmussen.

Meet in Bloomberg Special Exhibition Gallery. Also taking place at 4pm
today, Mon 21 March at 2pm, and Thurs 24 March at  2 & 4pm.

3pm    Lecture: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sunday at the Met  –  Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism

Introduction to the exhibition Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism

With curator John Guy.

Followed by Annual Lecture on South and Southeast Asian Art

3:15pm    Lecture: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ritual in Contemplation: Text and Tools in Tantric Buddhism

With Robert A. F. Thurman.

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

3:00  –  4:30pm    Concert: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Afternoon of music with the Open Music Ensemble

4:30pm     Lecture: Christie’s

The Sun and the Star: Rabindranath Tagore and Stella Kramrisch

A conversation between Dr. Pratapaditya Pal and Dr. Darielle mason celebrating the book launch of Something Old, Something New: Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary volume edited by Pratapaditya Pal, published by Marg.

4:30pm    Lecture: Sotheby’s

Song Ceramics: Inspiration for Qing Imperial Porcelain

With Regina Krahl

5pm        Lecture: Christie’s

Elegance and Innovation: Chinese Monochrome Ceramics

A lecture by Rosemary Scott, International Academic Director, Chinese Art

Monday

10am    Exhibitions continue: Asia Week participating dealers

10am    Auction: Doyle New York

Asian Works of Art

10  –  5pm    Exhibition preview: iGavel Auctions Gallery

Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art

Through 25 March

2pm   Gallery Talk – Tibet House

“New Evidence of Greek Influence on the Evolution of the Buddha Image”
by Nik Douglas and Robert Thurman

6  –  11pm     Gala Benefit and Dinner: Asia Society

Celebration of Asia Week

Gala Reception ( 6  –  8pm)
Dinner & Dance ( 8  –  11pm),
at 583 Park Avenue.

Tickets: AsiaSociety.org/asiaweekbenefit

Info: call (212) 327 9335 or email asiaweekbenefit@AsiaSociety.org

Tuesday

10am    Exhibitions continue: Asia Week participating dealers

10am    Auction: Bonhams

The Linda Riddell Hoffman Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles

10am    Auction: Christie’s

Property from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection

10am     Auction: Sotheby’s

Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and
Works of Art from J. T. Tai & Co.

2pm    Auction: Bonhams

Fine Japanese Art

2pm    Auction: Christie’s

Indian and Southeast Asian Art

2pm    Auction: Sotheby’s

Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and
Works of Art from J. T. Tai & Co.

6pm    The Khoj Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Sotheby’s

The Evolving Contemporary Art Framework in South Asia

6:30  –  8pm    Director’s Talk and US Premiere: China Institute

The Giant Buddha at Leshan

With Steve Talley and Dr. Hsin-Mei Agnes Hsu.

6:30    Gallery talk: Korea Society

Mapping Identity: Antiquarian Korean Maps of the MacLean Collection

With curator Richard Pegg.

10am    Exhibitions continue: Asia Week participating dealers

10am    Auction: Christie’s

Modern & Contemporary Indian Art

10am    Auction: Sotheby’s

Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private European
Collection of ‘Song’ Ceramics

11:30    Auction: Sotheby’s

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

2pm    Auction: Christie’s

Japanese and Korean Works of Art

2pm    Auction: Sotheby’s

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

2pm    Gallery talk: Brooklyn Museum

Hindu Sculpture (with museum guide).

6-7pm    Lecture: hosted by Hiroshi Yanagi at Arader Galleries
1016 Madison Avenue at 78th Street

Pure Land of Beauty: The Art of Otagaki Rengetsu

With John Stevens, author of Lotus Moon, a translation of Rengetsu’s poetry, and a principal contributor to Black Robe, White Mist: Art of the Japanese Buddhist Nun Rengetsu (National Gallery of Australia exhibition catalog, 2008).

Thursday

10am    Exhibitions continue: Asia Week participating dealers

10am    Auction: Christie’s

Magnificent Qing Monochrome Porcelains and Earlier Works of
Art from the Gordon Collection

10am    Auction: Sotheby’s

Indian & Southeast Asian Works of Art

11am    Fair: New York Arts of Pacific Asia Show

7 West 34th Street at Fifth Avenue
Thurs  –  Sat  11  –  7:30pm Sun  11  –  5pm

Through March 27

2pm    Auction: Christie’s

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from
the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

2pm    Gallery talk: Brooklyn Museum

Highlights from the Museum’s Asian Art Collections

With curator Joan Cummins.

2pm    Gallery talk: Noguchi Museum

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922 – 1960

6  –  8pm    Conversation and exhibition-viewing reception: Bard Graduate Center

The Refined Eye: Important Collections and Connoisseurship of Chinese Metalwork

Moderated by François Louis, with curator Béatrice Quette, Philip Hu,
Roger Keverne.

6:30pm    Gallery talk: Korea Society

Threading Life: A Lecture with Korean Quilt Master Kim Haeja

With Korean quilt master Kim Haeja.

7pm    Gallery talk: Brooklyn Museum

Seeing Stories in Indian Stone

With museum guide.

7  –  8pm    Public Program: Museum of Chinese in America

Hands-On Chinese Puzzles

With curators Wei Zhang and Peter Rasmussen.

Friday

10am    Exhibitions continue: Asia Week participating dealers

10am    Auction: Christie’s

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the
Arthur M. Sackler Collections

10am    Auction: Sotheby’s

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art

2pm    Auction: Christie’s

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the
Arthur M. Sackler Collections

2pm    Gallery talk: Brooklyn Museum

Seeing Buddha and Shiva

With museum guide.

2pm    Gallery talk: Noguchi Museum

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922 – 1960

Saturday

10am    Exhibitions continue: Asia Week participating dealers

1pm    Gallery talk: Brooklyn Museum

4000 Years of Japanese Pottery

With museum guide.

2  –  3pm    Artist talk: Museum of Chinese in America

The Travelers project

With artist Lee Mingwei.

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