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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar
Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights about art conservation and describes how some of the objects in Asia Society Museum's Buddhist Art of Myanmar were conserved for the exhibition and beyond. Read the full story here: asi.as/5ayYv8a
Fashion Designer Jason Wu on Creating 'Pretty Things' (and Making History)
We sit down with Jason Wu, the first fashion designer of Asian descent to design for a first lady. Full story: scty.asia/WuFLOTUS
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: 'You'll See Women Active Everywhere'
NEW YORK, September 26, 2013 — President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the status of Iran's women and his attitude toward critics of his regime.
Japanese Artist Takahiro Iwasaki at Work
Watch Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki construct a miniature world that represents "the graceful transition of a Japanese landscape from the past to the present," part of Asia Society Museum's 'In Focus' series. Read the full story: http://bit.ly/1HqgHZU
Five Monks, Five Days, One Sand Mandala
An up-close and personal look at monks from the Drigung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism constructing a sand mandala at Asia Society Museum over the course of five days. The mandala they created is a Shitro mandala — "the mandala of the One Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities." Sand mandala time-lapse: scty.asia/mandalatlp
Beyond Ni Hao: Immersive Chinese in NY Public Schools
NEW YORK — Chris Livaccari, Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives at Asia Society, explains the importance of dual-language programs and how Asia Society collaborates with schools across America to achieve this goal. Read the full story: scty.asia/beyondnihao
In Conversation With Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo
In the wake of her new memoir, The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines, Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo talks about working in Iran, getting her role in House of Sand and Fog, being typecast and working with Jon Stewart on his directorial debut.
How to Make A Leotini, Asia Society's Signature Martini
It's shaken, not stirred — but it's not a Bond martini! Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society. Read the full story: scty.asia/leotini
Sculptor Vaziri-Moqaddam: 'Nobody Understood Me'
Asia Society Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Michelle Yun interviews Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam about the inspiration for his "Untitled" sculpture, featured in Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition. Watch the unfolding of his sculpture: http://scty.asia/1aZCfgt
Alison Klayman | Producer, Director "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"
Oscar-shortlisted producer and director Alison Klayman sits down with online magazine ChinaFile to discuss her award-winning documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry." Read the full story here: tinyurl.com/a2bho38
Chef Simpson Wong Cook His Famous Lobster Egg Foo Young
Step into the kitchen with New York-based Malaysian chef Simpson Wong and learn the inspiration behind his "Asian locavore" restaurant Wong. Read the full story: scty.asia/wongfooyoung
Dan Rather: International News Coverage in 60s and 70s Better Than Today
This is the first in a series of exclusive video interviews with veteran journalist Dan Rather, who visited Asia Society Studios in New York City in late June. In this segment Rather discusses what he believes is the most important news out of Asia today, and whether the media is getting it right. A complete transcript of the video can be found here: http://scty.asia/Nn9Xl0
Video: Studio in a School Merges Art and Asia for New York City Students
Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu and Head of Museum Education Programs Nancy Blume explain how a partnership with Studio in a School allows public school students from around the city to visit Asia Society Museum and create unique art pieces for their very own exhibition. Read more: scty.asia/1evrXU
'Bound Unbound' Traces Chinese Artist Lin Tianmiao's 20-Year Progression
Artist Lin Tianmiao describes the role personal experience and process play in the artwork in her exhibition Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao. Read the full story: scty.asia/13O7CZK