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Kicking off AAPI Heritage Month with our New York Member Museums

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Minouk Lim, Portable Keeper Sea, 2020, HD video and sound in loop, 5 minutes 22 seconds, ⓒ Minouk Lim; Courtesy Asia Society

Celebrate the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May with the many engaging events at our New York-based member Museums and Institutions. Mark your calendars to experience the impactful contributions and achievements of the AAPI communities!

Curatorial Conversations: Asia Society Museum and Sharjah Biennial 16
Saturday, May 4 from 2:30-5pm

Presented with Sharjah Art Foundation: Join Asia Society for a three-part program highlighting the curatorial and discursive frameworks that guide both the forthcoming Sharjah Biennial 16 and the Asia Society Museum, exploring indigeneity in Asia.

To purchase tickets and learn more, click here.

Artist Talk: Minouk Lim
Friday, May 17 from 6:30-8pm

Join Asia Society for a conversation with multimedia artist and 2024 Asia Arts Game Changer Awardee Minouk Lim. Lim discusses the development of her art practice over the last 20 years with Yasufumi Nakamori, Director of Asia Society Museum.

To purchase tickets and learn more, click here.

Pop-Up Poetry: Kundiman’s 20th Anniversary
Saturday, May 4 from 7:30-8:30pm

Hear poets Margaret Rhee, Purvi Shah, R. A. Villanueva, and Gein Wong read original work to mark the 20th anniversary of Kundiman, a national organization dedicated to nurturing writers and readers of Asian American and Pacific Islander literature. All four poets attended Kundiman’s inaugural retreat. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

To learn more, click here.

Suneil Sanzgiri: Here the Earth Grows Gold
Closing this Sunday May 5 

Be sure to catch Suneil Sanzgiri’s first solo museum exhibition exploring the concept of diaspora as a way to reconfigure our understanding of history and belonging before it closes this Sunday, the 5th.

To learn more, click here.

Gallery Tour: John W. Winkler: The Chinatown Etchings
Wednesday, May 8 from 12-12:30pm

Journey through a captivating world of etchings in this monthly guided gallery tour of their featured exhibition, John W. Winkler: The Chinatown Etchings with exhibition curator A. Rex Rivolo, who will offer invaluable insights into the print techniques, themes, and cultural context present in this show.

To register and learn more about this free event, click here.

Artist Talk with Yang Yongliang
Tuesday, May 7 from 6-7pm

In conjunction with their current exhibit, Shan Shui Reboot: Re-envisioning Landscape for a Changing World, join China Institute for an enlightening evening with acclaimed artist Yang Yongliang who will delve into the inspirations and techniques behind his innovative works.

To register and learn more, click here.

Tea For Harmony
Xinyang Maojian Tea Cultural Fair

Thursday, May 23 from 4-6pm

In celebration of International Tea Day, join the China Institute with your friends and family for their Tea For Harmony—Xinyang Maojian Tea Cultural Fair for an assortment of specialty teas, music and cultural performances flown in from Xinyang, Henan, China,

To purchase tickets and learn more, click here.

Morning Meditations
Friday, May 31 at 11am

Investigate the wisdom of Zen’s textual tradition and its relevance in our contemporary daily lives with a zazen (seated) meditation session led by Muken Sensei, will include an introduction to meditation practice and a brief overview of the art of Zen painting.

To register and learn more, click here.

Zoom Webinar: Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo
Friday, May 13 at 5 pm EDT

Noted curator and author Dr. Andreas Marks, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese and Korean Art and Director of the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Institute of Art will discuss his newly published book of Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: The Definitive Collector’s Edition.

To register and learn more, click here.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events
Throughout the month of May

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, The Met is hosting various events from tours to talks for all ages.

To register and learn more, click here.

The Big in the Small: Shocks of Scale in Howard Hodgkin’s Collection of Indian Paintings
Thursday, May 9 from 6–7pm

Join Molly Aitken, Associate Professor, Art History, City University of New York Graduate Center as she discusses Howard Hodgkin’s collection of Indian paintings and the world of kings, palaces, elephants, delicate flowers, and thrilling hunts to understand what shifts of scale were designed to do to the imagination of the viewer.

To register for this free event and learn more, click here.

Artists on Artworks—Preeti Vasudevan on Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting
Friday, May 17 from 6–6:45pm

In conjunction with the current exhibit, Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting, join award-winning choreographer and performer Preeti Vasudevan for a creative exploration of this exhibition and experience Vasudevan’s insights on works in the exhibition through movement and storytelling and hear connections to her own artistic practice, which draws inspiration from classical Indian dance.

To register for this free event and learn more, click here.

Guided Public Tours 
Fri, Sat & Sun throughout the month of May

Explore Himalayan art and cultures during this engaging tour led by an expert docent. Through close looking at art and conversation, visitors gain greater insights into current exhibitions and the Rubin collection. Tour themes may include Mindfulness, Living Traditions, Stories of Migration, the Role of the Female, Tradition and Technology, and Environmental Sustainability, among others. Tours meet at 2:00 PM at the base of the spiral staircase and last approximately 45 minutes. No reservation required beyond regular admission ticket.

For upcoming dates and to learn more, click here.

Peace in Action: Living the Teachings of the Buddha
Saturday, May 18 from 1-3pm  

Join The Rubin in celebrating Saga Dawa and Vesak in collaboration with the Buddhist Council of New York. Saga Dawa and Vesak celebrate Buddha Shakyamuni’s birth, enlightenment, and mahaparinirvana, or passing away. Hosted by Tashi Chodron, Himalayan programs and communities ambassador at the Rubin, the afternoon of reflection will feature Buddhist teachers from a variety of dharma centers leading chants, prayers, rituals, and dharma talks.

To register and learn more, click here.