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Saturday, July 23, 2016
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New Celebrating the Arts of Japan The Mary Griggs Burke Collection
Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
Date: Oct 20, 2015 to Jul 31, 2016
Detail: This tribute to a great collector reveals the distinctive features of Japanese art as viewed through the lens of fifty years of collecting: the sublime spirituality of Buddhist and Shinto art; the boldness of Zen ink painting; the imaginary world conjured up by the Tale of Genji and classical Japanese literature; the sumptuous colors of bird-and-flower painting; the subtlety of poetry, calligraphy, and literati themes; the aestheticized accoutrements of the tea ceremony; and the charming portraiture of courtesans from the \"floating world\" (ukiyo-e).

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New Sacred Spaces with The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
Date: Oct 23, 2015 to Mar 27, 2017
Detail: This exhibition reflects on Sacred Spaces by focusing on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. In particular, the exhibition presents three distinct but related environments shaped by acts of veneration. What spaces are sacred to you?

The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room provides an immersive experience inspired by a traditional shrine that would be used for offering, devotion, prayer, and contemplation. Art and ritual objects are presented as they would be in an elaborate private household shrine. The new fourth-floor installation of the Shrine Room will more than double the visitor capacity of its current location.

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New Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection
Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
Date: Oct 31, 2015 to Oct 11, 2016
Detail: Over the last forty years, the Metropolitan\'s collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy has grown to be one of the greatest in the world. Replete with masterpieces dating from the Tang dynasty (608–917) to the present, the collection encompasses the vast historical sweep of the brush arts of China, from serene Buddhist scriptures to bombastic court portraits to lyrical scholars\' paintings.

This exhibition, presented in two rotations, will highlight the gems of the permanent collection in a chronological display, with an emphasis on works from the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties.

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New Isamu Noguchi: Functional Ceramics
Place: The Noguchi Museum - Long Island City, 9-01 33rd Road, USA
Date: Jan 27, 2016 to Jul 24, 2016
Detail: In honor of Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, which will include a display of more than 300 of Sachs\' handmade porcelain chawan (tea bowls), the Museum will exhibit a selection of Noguchi\'s more “functional” ceramics: plates, bowls, trays, and other traditional forms—along with other pieces that play with the notion of use value.

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New Design into Art: Highlights from the Collection
Place: The Noguchi Museum - Long Island City, 9-01 33rd Road, USA
Date: Jan 27, 2016 to Jan 08, 2017
Detail: Long before it was widely accepted to do so, Noguchi ignored the distinction between \"art\" and \"design.\" This exhibition focuses on the permeable membrane between these categories in Noguchi\'s work.

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New In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60
Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue, USA
Date: Mar 08, 2016 to Jan 08, 2017
Detail: This exhibition celebrates the legacy of collecting and exhibiting Asian art that John D. Rockefeller 3rd and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller set in motion for Asia Society.

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New Monkeys & Mountains Landscapes in Asia
Place: Newark Museum - Newark, 49 Washington Street, New Jersey, USA
Date: Mar 09, 2016 to Feb 27, 2017
Detail: The Newark Museum will celebrate the year of the monkey with this special exhibition showcasing previously unknown works by Japanese artist Mori Sosen—famed for paintings of monkeys.

On view will be spectacular Hokusai and Hiroshige prints of Mt. Fuji sure to dazzle the eyes. Stately Tibetan paintings and sculptures reveal the specificity of Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan plateau. Chinese Buddhist and Taoist landscapes of blue-green mountains (where the immortals dwell) complement intimate Indian manuscript paintings of musical modes (called Raga), episodes of the Ramayana epic (starring the magical monkey Hanuman), and Jain renunciants (like Rishibhadra). Majestic bamboo paintings by Kim Jin Woo and Watanabe Kiyoshi reveal Korean and Japanese abstracted landscapes. Enjoy scenic vistas and particular cultural views of real and ideal landscapes of Asia.

On view in the Asian Galleries, 3rd Floor, North Wing

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New Monkey Business: Celebrating the Year of the Monkey
Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
Date: Mar 10, 2016 to Jul 24, 2016
Detail: The traditional East Asian lunar calendar consists of a repeating twelve-year cycle, with each year corresponding to one of the twelve animals in the East Asian zodiac. This Lunar New Year, which begins on February 8, 2016, is the Year of the Monkey. In celebration, the Metropolitan Museum is pleased to present this small exhibition in the Charlotte C. Weber Galleries for the Arts of Ancient China, featuring depictions of monkeys in various media—including painting, ceramics, metalwork, and jade carving.

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New Arms and Armor from the Islamic World
Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
Date: Mar 10, 2016 to Jan 02, 2017
Detail: This exhibition features a selection of more than three dozen historical examples of Islamic arms and armor, which represent the breadth and depth of The Met\'s renowned holdings in this area. Focusing primarily on the courts of the Mamluk and Ottoman sultans, shahs of Iran, and Mughal emperors of India, the exhibition celebrates the publication of Islamic Arms and Armor in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum\'s first scholarly volume on the subject.

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New The Arts of Nepal and Tibet: Recent Gifts
Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
Date: Mar 10, 2016 to Jan 15, 2017

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New Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China: 3rd–6th Centuries
Place: China Institute - New York, 100 Washington Street, USA
Date: Sep 30, 2016 to Mar 19, 2017
Detail: This inaugural exhibition will highlight recently excavated objects showing the artistic achievements of the Six Dynasties Period across the mediums of celadon, sculpture, calligraphy and painting.

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New Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit and Afterlife Objects from Xuzhou
Place: China Institute - New York, 100 Washington Street, USA
Date: May 01, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Detail: This exhibition will feature exquisite jade, including a rare jade burial suit and other afterlife objects from Han Dynasty tombs to explore these ancient kings' visions of life and death.

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New Asia Week New York
Place: Across midtown and the Upper East Side New York - New York City, USA
Date: Mar 09, 2017 to Mar 18, 2017
Detail:
Carrying forth a mission to celebrate and promote Asian art in New York City, Asia Week New York is a collaboration of top-tier Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and Asian cultural institutions in the metropolitan New York area. The Asia Week New York Association concentrates its efforts on presenting one non-stop, event-filled week in March of every year, drawing collectors and curators from every corner of the United States and an international clientele from across the globe. The annual event fulfills the broader aim of affirming the importance of Asian art in the citywide—and nationwide—cultural scene.

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