Over 100 Asian art curators from the nation’s major American museums will make their annual pilgrimage to Asia Week New York, for an unprecedented 9-day round of 47 international gallery shows, 19 auction sales and numerous museum exhibitions and special events.
“We are delighted to welcome such a distinguished group of Asian art curators whose enthusiasm and scholarship underscores the importance of Asia Week New York as an important destination for museums,” says Carol Conover, chairman of Asia Week New York.
According to Ms. Conover, the museum curators attending from all parts of the country and represent: The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, The Phoenix Art Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, China Institute, Asia Society, Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture, The Smithsonian Institution, The Peabody Essex Museum, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Portland Museum, The Morgan Library, The American Museum of Natural History, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Baltimore Museum, The Mingei International Museum, The Kruizenga Art Museum, The Crow Collection, The Newark Museum, The Samuel P. Harn Museum—University of Florida, Japan Society, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Worcester Art Museum, The Burke Foundation, The Cleveland Museum, The Spencer Museum—University of Kansas, The Detroit Institute of Art, The Smart Museum—University of Chicago, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Kimball Art Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Berkeley Art Museum, The Cincinnati Art Museum. And from Europe comes The British Museum and The Musée Cernuschi in Paris.
Now in its sixth year, Asia Week New York brings together a top-tier roster of international Asian art specialists—the largest number to date—from Australia, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, and the United States. Joining them are five major auction houses as well as 19 world-renowned museums and Asian cultural institutions. All work together towards a shared goal to weave Asian art into the cultural fabric of New York and to broadcast its unique appeal worldwide.
To help visitors easily navigate the Asia Week New York's activities, a comprehensive guide with maps is available at all participating galleries and auction houses, along with select museums and cultural institutions, and online at www.AsiaWeekNY.com. For the second year, to meet the demands of Chinese collectors, the website is available in Chinese. For more information, visit www.asiaweekny.com.
Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501©(6) non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York.
About Asia Week New York 2014 Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor: Amanresorts
Amanresorts was founded by Adrian Zecha, who envisioned a collection of intimate retreats in beautiful surroundings with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private residence. The first resort, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept. Amanresorts has grown to encompass 26 resorts located in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, France, Greece, Indonesia, India, Italy, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the United States and Vietnam.
Through its partnership with Asia Week New York, Amanresorts spotlights seven of its ne plus ultra resorts from four Asian countries, which include Amanfayun in Hangzhou, China, Aman at Summer Palace in Beijing, China, Amanbagh in Rajasthan, India, Aman-i-Khas in Ranthambore, India, Amangalla in Galle, Sri Lanka, Amanwella in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, and the Amankora in Bhutan. For more information, visit www.amanresorts.com.
Supporting Sponsor: China Center New York
For the second year, Asia Week New York continues its partnership with China Center New York, which is projected to open in early 2015. China Center New York will serve as a gateway for Chinese companies and individuals entering the US to connect with American entities seeking new opportunities with China. Strategically positioned across six floors of the iconic One World Trade Center, China Center New York will be a multifaceted space, comprising a private member club with a restaurant, a tea lounge, a bar, premier event and conference spaces and best-in- class serviced office suites. Members will enjoy fine dining from a world- renowned chef, exclusive events and programming, world-class ambassador services and spectacular views of New York City. For more information, visit www.chinacenter.com.