Saturday, March 12, 2011

Here comes JapanNYC / Asia Week New York + Korean Comfort Food: Bi-Bin-Bop

Asia Week New York (March 18-26) is a collaboration among 18 Asian cultural institutions and museums, 34 Asian art dealers and 5 auction houses. Incorporated into Asia Week, JapanNYC part II is a New York City wide festival hosted by Carnegie Hall and led by Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa which explores the culture of Japan "Today". 

Sotheby's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Sale: NO8726, Wed 23 March, 11:30 am & 2 pm

SPECIAL NOTE: Today the Japan Society released the following statement:
"Japan Society extends its heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences to the people of Japan who lost loved ones in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami.  While programming at Japan Society will proceed as planned, our thoughts and prayers are with those in Japan who suffered in this tragic natural disaster. Japan Society will keep its members and the public updated on the situation through our website," Motoatsu Sakurai, President, Japan Society.
Earthquake Relief Fund
Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Over the years, Japan Society has partnered with several Japanese and American non-profits working on the front lines of disaster relief and recovery. 100% of your generous tax-deductible contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION THROUGH JAPAN SOCIETY For additional information, please email Follow the comments and updates on Japan Society's Facebook page.

Also: The Red Cross is organizing efforts to help in Japan. You can help the Red Cross's efforts by visiting the Red Cross's donation website or by texting REDCROSS to 90999, which will automatically donate $10 from you.
Asia Week: 
JapanNYC Festivial Continues
(The New York Times reports) As Japan struggles with a woeful trail of disaster, Carnegie (Hall) is about to plunge into a 40-event exploration of that country’s culture — its music, films, visual arts, design and drama — in the second installment of its citywide festival JapanNYC.
Asia Week: 
RUBIN Museum
The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting

Ngor Abbot Sanggye Senge (detail)
 Tibet; 17th century - Pigments on cloth
The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting traces the chronological development of the Beri style, highlighting key stylistic features such as dark indigo blue backgrounds, predominant red tones, decorative scroll work, and distinctive architectural details. Included in the exhibition are a masterful painting containing four minutely-detailed mandalas created in the mid-15th century by Newari artists and the last two known major commissions in the Beri style.
Also at the Rubin Museum: Masterworks - Jewels of the Collection will showcase some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions
Museum Web Site:

Rubin Museum 150 W. 17th NYC 10011 212-620-5000 Monday: 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 11 a.m – 7 p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m – 6 p.m. Adults - $10.00 Seniors 65+ - $5.00 Students 13+ - $5.00 Children (12 and younger) - Free Museum members - Free Gallery admission is free every Friday from 6-10 p.m.

Asia Week Auction:

INDIA / S.E.Asia 
Contemporary & Modern Masters
Christies' sale #2424 S/E Asia 
set for Wednesday March 23, 2011.

Black Thing 
Estimate: $600,000 - $800,000
Sale Information
c/o New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Steel structure, painted stainless steel pincers, plastic ties
90½ x 23½ x 86½ in. (230 x 60 x 220 cm.)
Executed in 2007; number two from an edition of three 
Lot Notes
This semi-globed constellation by celebrated artist Subodh Gupta transforms hundreds of stainless steel tongs or 'chimta' (a common Indian kitchen staple used for handling chapatti and naan bread) into a metallic explosion of wonder, at once negated with black paint. Using the medium of steel has been an iconic emblem of Gupta's artistic vocabulary, particularly in the form of Duchampian style ready-mades in his choice of cooking utensils; items embedded in the social fabric of day-to-day culture of the Subcontinent. Concealing the sensuous splendor of familiar objects as if they are precious or luxurious commodities, such works simultaneously celebrate and exploit Indian culture. Gupta stirs questions about the dramatic changes and shifts that accompany India's economic strengthening and its effect on the country's deeply spiritual and ancient culture.

Gupta draws heavily from his own experience in culling material for his art, recasting traditional objects of Indian culture in contemporary media and contexts. The artist has an uncanny ability to identify those icons of Indian culture that possess innate dichotomies. He uses cliche such as utensils of a typical South Asian kitchen to comment on larger social ills, caste politics, globalization, industrialization, and religious tensions. Filtering through his cache of symbols, this work is emblematic of Gupta's ability to find tension and irony in the mundane.

In this work, common
chapatti tongs used to shield fingers and keep cooks from touching the bread in the kitchen - are suspended from a wall-based armature. Painted black in a reference to the charring of the tongs during their actual use in an oven or tandoor, the conceptual reference point is starkly post minimalist using an aesthetic stocked with exotically direct representation.

Untitled (Blue Horse) signed in Hindi and Urdu and dated '1966' (upper left)
oil on canvas
71 5/8 x 35¼ in. (181.9 x 89.5 cm.)
Painted in 1966

$400,000 - $600,000 

Lot Notes
The juxtaposition of man and animal is a theme which Maqbool Fida Husain frequently returns to. The artist seems particularly interested in the pairing of a woman and horse, typically in a dynamic and entwined composition. Husain's horses are proud, powerful and valiant often matching or even overpowering the human figures they are opposite. In this work, the woman and the stallion occupy equal portions of the canvas mirroring each other in both their psychological states and their physical positions. 

signed and dated 'Raza '85' (lower center); further signed, inscribed and dated 'RAZA 1985 175 x 150 cms' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas  68¾ x 58 7/8 in. (174.5 x 149.5 cm)  Painted in 1985 
Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000
Provenance Acquired directly from the artist 
Lot Notes
Syed Haider RazaRaza's career. After many years working within the styles of the Ecole de Paris and Abstract Expressionism, his artistic path brought him full circle and he began to integrate vital elements of his Indian heritage into his paintings.

siennas, ochres and browns expressed through lines and diagonals, together exploring the forces that control the sacred order of the universe. The composition is thus an amalgamation of the numerous themes Raza embarked upon throughout his decades-long career and serves as a transitional bridge into his structured geometric works characteristic of his most recent body of painting. According to art historian Geeti Sen, "Geometrical forms are used to map the universe. Here, the vocabulary of pure plastic form acquires an integral purpose: to relate the shape and rhythm of these forms to Nature." (G. Sen,
Bindu: Space and Time in Raza's Vision, New Delhi, 1998, p. 118)

"[...] I moved to a new period in the eighties. The language of your painting changes when you start listening to silence. Within the silence of solitude, the inner landscape of the human mind moves into another pathway. I learnt to understand polarities-the co-existence of opposites that complement even as they exist. Life and death, man and woman, black and white-everything has a different rhythm. I realized how poetry can contain few words and say so much. Painting became the metaphor of life itself." 

Christie's New York Saleroom
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
Tel: +1 212 636 2000

Asia Week: New Hokusai Paintings Discovered.
Dragon in Clouds by Hokusai (below) and Young Beauty Holding her Kitten (lower down)
Two newly discovered paintings by Katsushika Hokusai: Dragon in Clouds and Young Beauty Holding her Kitten will be exhibited during Asia Week New York by JADA.
Dragon in Clouds (Edo period), a painting in Hokusai’s mature style, is one in a series of dragon-and-cloud images he did annually; Hokusai was also born during the Year of the Dragon. The painting is executed primarily in ink and is an example of the artist’s mastery of this medium at age 73.
Young Beauty Holding her Kitten (ca. 1805) presents a young geisha in the bold, angular brushstrokes, thick opaque pigments, and muted color scheme, that is the hallmark of Hokusai’s ukiyo-e style. 
Katsushika Hokusai, the creator of the famous "Wave off Kanagawa", has been long celebrated in the West as one of Japan’s foremost artists since his discovery by French Impressionist artists in the 1860s. Quickly achieving an almost cult-like status in Europe, America and with collectors such as Ernest Fenollosa, Charles Langdon Freer, and William Sturgis Bigelow who all built up large collections of his work, which currently reside in the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The appearance in the marketplace of two previously unknown Hokusai paintings is a significant event in art history.
His young geisha painting is signed Gakyorojin Hokusai ga (“painted by Hokusai, the old man mad about painting”) and is sealed Kimo dasoku (“Hair on the turtle, legs on the snake”). This signature formulation can also be found on a number of privately commissioned prints Hokusai designed at the time, a period when Hokusai was actively seeking work as a painter.
Also  in the exhibition is a pair of 700 year old wooden guardian figures of Komainu and Shishi (dog and lion).
Japanese Art Dealers Association presents the traditional fine arts of Japan at the Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79 Street, 2nd floor. Dates & Times: March 19, 11:00 – 5:00 &  March 20 – 23, 11:00 – 6:00. 
Asia Week
Japanese Tea Ceremony at
Cha-An Tea Room

Cha-An tea room has Japanese Tea Ceremonies every Tuesday and Fridays at 6pm, with a maximum of four people being served and for the cost of only $15 per person, reservations are required. You will be served traditional green tea and a traditional Japanese sweet. Participants must be able to sit balanced on your knees (sitting back on your legs) for 20 minutes (practice at home).  If you have never had the experience of a Japanese Tea Ceremony it should definitely be on your bucket list. The famous travel writer, Don George, and his Japanese wife, Kuniko, performed one for us at their home in San Francisco. It is considered a ritual and every move must be carried out in a precise way. It takes tremendous training and practice to perform it correctly. The participants must follow certain rules also; ie: sitting on your knees, bowing, admiring the craftsmanship and design of the bowl (when it is offered to you) and slurping loudly to show your host you are enjoying the tea. The included video is not of the Cha-An Tea Room and I have yet to go there, but I hope it stands up to my expectations.
230 E 9th St (on the second floor)
New York, NY 10079
Neighborhood: East Village
(212) 228-8030
fax (212) 260-0036

China Institute Show: 
Along the Yangzi River:
Regional Cultures of the Bronze Age
Regional Bronze Ding Face Mask Vessel
from the Yangzi River Valley, China
Uncover the mysterious story of the middle bank of the Yangzi River, one of the most significant cradles of Chinese civilization and a historical area for the study of Chinese bronze culture. Several important excavations in the past few decades have enabled us to examine the undeveloped aspects of this culture through exquisite bronze vessels from the Hunan Provincial Museum. This exhibition explores the regional culture along the Yangzi River in three parts: the development and characteristics of regional bronzes, their function and patronage, and their cultural connection to Central China. Exhibition is up until June 12, 2011.

China Institute, 125 East 65th Street, New York 10065, between Lexington & Park Avenues  T: (212) 744 8181  Mon–Sun  10–5pm  Tues & Thurs  10–8pm free admission  6–8pm

at the China Institute Store
Lu Wensheng and Julia K. Murray
Book Price $33.00

To order go to the following link: 

A landmark exhibition on the extraordinary philosopher, statesman and teacher known as Confucius (551- 479 BCE) is on view at China Institute Gallery, through June 13, 2010. Confucius is one of the most influential teachers in history, and his teachings are deeply rooted in Chinese life and thought. Yet, aside from his famous philosophy, little is known in the West about this teacher’s life. CONFUCIUS: His Life and Legacy in Art focuses on the teachings and continuing influence of Confucius, who has become increasingly synonymous with Chinese culture. This exhibition is the first show in the U.S. to explore the culture of Confucius.
Accompanying the exhibition is this fully-illustrated scholarly catalogue which presents an extensive collection of works from the world of Confucius and his ennobled descendants, included are images of hanging scrolls, album leaves, bronze vessels, stone carvings, jade ceremonial implements, wood-block prints and textiles. The works in the exhibition are on loan for the first time in the U.S. from the Shandong Provincial Museum in Jinan and the Confucius Museum in his hometown of Qufu showing Confucius' influence during the past 2,000 years.

MoMA's PS1 Now Showing

Chinese Artist: Feng Mengbo's

"Long March: Restart"

Video Game Inspired Installation
Long Island City - Up through April 4, 2011

Contemporary Chinese Artist, Feng Mengbo,
donated his video game installation to MoMA.
We all know a little—and many of you know a lot!—about video games and the gaming culture. Few of us, however, have actually attempted and succeeded in creating our own video game. Not only has the artist Feng Mengbo done so, but the video game he created is so large in scale that it requires installation in an exhibition hall. Mengbo started off this pursuit in a traditional enough way for an artist: in 1993 he created a series of paintings titled Game Over: Long March. But as the title hints, Mengbo had video games in mind all along—the forty-two paintings, which the artist called “game snapshots,” were clustered in a way so as to depict a “side-scrolling game,” but on canvas. A “side-scrolling game” or “side-scroller” is a video game in which the action is viewed from a profile-view camera angle, and your character generally moves from the left side of the screen to the right (think Super Mario Brothers). The character in Mengbo’s work is a small Red Army soldier sweeping his way across China, wiping out ghosts, demons, and deities, much in the vein of Mario wiping out Koopa Troopas on his way to rescue Princess Toadstool. Source: MoMA Press Release

Asia Week Auction:
Sotheby's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Sale: NO8726, Wed 23 March, 11:30 am & 2 pm 

LOT 634 
Oil on paper, framed 
100,000—150,000 USD
LOT 723 
The superbly potted body of compressed pear-shape, painted in a rich underglaze-blue with a pair of confronted dragons beneath stylized interlocking scrolls, a keyfret border set between two raised bands, flanked by a pair of loop handles springing from monster masks and set with loose-rings, both decorated with leaf motifs, the flared neck with further interlocking scrolls, all above a stepped and slightly splayed foot encircled by ruyi and scroll bands, the blue of vibrant and rich tone, the six-character Jiajing mark on the galleried rim       250,000—300,000 USD
LOT 722 
The deep rounded sides raised on a short foot ring, painted around the exterior with four leaping and plunging dragons writhing amongst cresting waves, the interior centred with a dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst wispy clouds and flames within a double circle          25,000—30,000 USD

LOT 88 
With deep, rounded sides finely painted around the exterior with composite floral scrolls forming a continuous frieze, all enclosed between a band of scrolling lingzhi above and a band of chevrons enclosing small dots below, the interior painted with six separate and alternating floral and fruiting sprays, all encircling a central lotus flower springing from leafy stems, a band of outlined chevrons framing dots encircling innner rim, the inky underglaze-blue of rich tone with characteristic 'heaping and piling', all supported on a shallow ring foot enclosing a glazed base.         800,000—1,200,000 USD
LOT 737 
Of hu form and generous proportion, the sides painted with a continuous scene of a herd of deer in a mountainous landscape setting, predominantly in tones of brown with carefully drawn fur, many of the deer spotted in white and a few with pure lightly dappled white coats, some resting or grazing, others gamboling, one drinking from a stream and two shown with horns locked in playful contest, several partially hidden by the foliage and twisted trunks of pine, spruce and other trees including two fruiting peach trees rising from rockwork enameled in shaded tones of blue and green, the shoulder set with a pair of anarchistic dragon handles in iron-red with gilt details       400,000—600,000 USD
LOT 756 
in the form of an open flower, the interior naturalistically carved with overlapping petals, the exterior finely executed with a scene of birds in a rocky landscape, including a pair of phoenixes on one side amidst bamboo and blossoming prunus, the reverse further carved with a crane standing atop craggy rockwork with its mate flying above, while a pair of mandarin ducks swim in a nearby pond below a flying wagtail, the handle carved in the form of two tree branches upon which two orioles perch, with two leaves growing over the rim into the interior  60,000—80,000 USD
LOT 654 
each with a sinuous U-shaped crestrail terminating in everted rounded handrests, above an unadorned S-shaped splat flanked by rounded front and back corner posts continuing through the rectangular cane seat to the front and back legs with a curved support set between them, a continuous lattice pattern apron below attached to the upper legs at the front and sides, with curved apron footrests and stretchers connecting the bottoms legs (2)      30,000—50,000 USD
LOT 656 
each panel with a long rectangular pierced fretwork center section below a solid panel carved with a lozenge containing entwined vines and above two panels of angular scrollwork, one containing a stylised shou character, the other panel containing a stylized dragon, the reverse carved with scrolls and a stylized shou character (2)         40,000—60,000 USD

Sotheby's New York 
334 York Avenue at 72nd St 
New York 10021 
Tel: +1 212 606 7000  
Sale: N08726 
Session 1: Wed, 23 Mar 11, 11:30 AM, Lots 601 - 646  
Session 2: Wed, 23 Mar 11, 2:00 PM, Lots 647 - 802

Though Koreans have largely abandoned their traditional housing, important elements of the Korean hanok house persist. According to Professor Jeon, three of these elements—underfloor heating (ondol), raised wooden floors (maru), and the kitchen (puŏk)—even predate the hanok and have been part of Korean living spaces for much of the long history of human habitation on the Peninsula. In this lecture Professor Jeon explores the manifestations of these archetypal elements and provides examples of how they have been incorporated into current urban lifestyles.
Bong Hee Jeon
Department of Architecture
Seoul National University Thursday, March 17, 2011
6:30–8:30 PM  $20
The Korea Society
Samsung Center for Cultural Exchange
950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Including: Special Auctions, Lectures and Other Events following FOOD.

Asia Week FOOD:
One Dish Korean Meal,
Photo Credit:  Cooking Light
Kum Gang San
49 W. 32nd St., New York, NY, 10001
at Broadway

If you are at 32nd and Broadway in NYC, you are in New York's Korea Town! 32nd Street is even re-named Korea Way for this one block. On the uptown side of the street, just about 100 feet east of Broadway, is the Kum Gang San Restaurant which has a huge interior space, filled with people speaking Korean eating there (when I went) which I considered a very good sign. They offer all sorts of Asian cuisines, but this is a Korean Restaurant - so order Korean food! Also come with an appetite, there will be more food than you can eat. They bring out eight or more interesting side dishes that aren't mentioned on the menu, unusual and so good! Some are spicy and some are odd. I only ate one of the candied, fried, tiny, whole minnows, it was tasty.

I ordered the Bi-Bim-"BAP", with Chicken only. (I have seen it written Bi-Bim-"Bob", Bi-Bim-"Bap" and Bi-Bim-"Bop" but Wikipedia and the other references I checked seem to think it is Bi-Bim-"Bop" so that is how it is spelled in this write-up. If someone has some insight on this, please let me know.)

Bi-Bim-Bop is a one-dish meal of piping hot rice, an assortment of vegetables, often a small bit of meat, and always an egg on top. Koreans like this spicy, so chile paste is provided, add some! It's customary to stir everything together before eating. With all of the sides and several glasses of water to kill some of the fire this lunch was a feast for $12.95 (plus tax and tip) each. 

Korean Bi-Bim-Bop
from your kitchen!
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients for Bi-Bin-Bop
  • 2  teaspoons  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2  teaspoon  minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1  garlic clove, minced
  • 4  ounces chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, beef or  soft Tofu sliced into cubes
  • Cooking spray
  • 1  cup  (2-inch) julienne-cut carrot
  • 1  cup  (2-inch) julienne-cut English cucumber
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2  teaspoon  rice vinegar
  • 1/8  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  dark sesame oil
  • 1  garlic clove, minced
  • 4  large eggs, divided
  • 1/4  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 3  cups  hot cooked short-grain rice
  • 1  cup  thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 1  cup  Seasoned Spinach
    • Ingredients for Seasoned Spinach
    • 2  (10-ounce) packages fresh spinach, divided
    • 1/4  cup  finely chopped green onions
    • 1  teaspoon  sesame seeds, toasted
    • 2  teaspoons  low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1/2  teaspoon  dark sesame oil
    • 1/4  teaspoon  kosher salt
    • 2  garlic cloves, minced

    • Preparation for Seasoned Spinach: Steam half of spinach, covered, for 5 minutes or until the spinach wilts; place steamed spinach in a colander. Repeat procedure with remaining spinach. Cool slightly, and squeeze dry.
    • Place spinach in a bowl. Add onions and remaining ingredients; toss mixture well to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Preparation for Bi-Bin-Bop
Combine first 4 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. Heat a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add meat or tofu mixture; stir-fry 3 minutes or until done. Remove from pan. Cover and keep warm.
Cook carrot in boiling water 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain and set aside.
Combine cucumber and next 5 ingredients (cucumber through 1 garlic clove); set aside.
Heat skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Break 1 egg into hot skillet. Cook egg 1 minute; carefully turn over. Sprinkle with dash of salt. Cook an additional minute or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan. Cover and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining eggs and salt.
Spoon 3/4 cup rice into each of 4 bowls. Arrange 1/4 cup each of beef, carrot, cucumber mixture, mushrooms, and Seasoned Spinach over each serving. Top each serving with 1 egg and 1 teaspoon sambal oelek.
Adapted from Cooking Light, MARCH 2003

Asia Week  Special Auctions, Lectures and Other Events:
Mon. 21 March
Auction: Doyle New York Asian Works of Art
Auction: iGavel Auctions Gallery Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art Through 25 March
Tue. 22 March
Auction: Bonhams The Linda Riddell Hoffman Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles
Auction: Christie’s Property from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection
Auction: Sotheby’s Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co.
Auction: Bonhams Fine Japanese Art
Auction: Christie’s Indian and Southeast Asian Art
Auction: Sotheby’s Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co.
Wed. 23 March
Auction: Christie’s Modern & Contemporary Indian Art
Auction: Sotheby’s Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private European Collection of ‘Song’ Ceramics
Auction: Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Auction: Christie’s Japanese and Korean Works of Art
Auction: Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Thurs. 24 March
Auction: Christie’s Magnificent Qing Monochrome Porcelains and Earlier Works of Art from the Gordon Collection
Auction: Sotheby’s Indian & Southeast Asian Works of Art
Auction: Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Fri. 25 March
Auction: Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Auction: Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art
Auction: Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Lectures and Talks During Asia Week:
56pm    Lecture: China Institute
Restoring Qianlong Emperor’s Juanqinzhai
(Studio of Exhaustion from Diligent Service)
With Dr. Nancy Berliner and Henry Ng.
1pm    Taste of RMA Tour: Rubin Museum of Art
Weekends at 1pm and 3pm, weekdays at 3pm.

12:30pm    Lecture: Japan Society
Exhibition lecture, Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in 
Contemporary Japanese Art
With curator David Elliott.
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.

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
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
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

3:00    4:30pm    Concert: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Afternoon of music with the Open Music Ensemble

2pm   Gallery Talk – Tibet House
"New Evidence of Greek Influence on the Evolution of the Buddha Image"
by Nik Douglas and Robert Thurman

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.

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).

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, 19221960
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.

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, 19221960

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.
Until later,


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