*Above Photo: Vivienne Tam, Melissa Chiu, Ida Liu, Susan Shin*
Asia Week New York enchanted curators, galleries, and museums across Manhattan with cultural festivities this past week. For those of you who many have missed out, events, such as auctions at Christie’s and museum lectures at the Frick Collection and Rubin Museum of Art, will continue throughout the weekend.
The celebratory week, which focuses on Asian art from India, China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia, kicked off Monday evening with the opening Gala AllThingsArtAsia. Guests streamed in with long flowing gowns and filled the The Asian Society’s Garden Court on 70th and Park. Collectors had a private preview and tour of the Museum’s exhibitions Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea and Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art and bid on stunning dresses by Alia Khan, Thuy Diep and Vivienne Tam.
In attendance for the evening were Henry Hwang Gordon, Richard Meier, Mira Nair, Adam Platt, Alice Schroeder, Model Ling Tang, artist Lies Maculan, NYC’s Comptroller John Liu, and Arden Wohl. Guests continued the celebration at Guastavino’s, with a seated dinner featuring Chef Michael Bao Huynh’s exquisite cuisine with dessert by Chef Pichet Ong.
For More information on events this weekend: www.AsiaWeekNewYork.org