Museums, Galleries and Auction Houses Come Together to Celebrate Asia Week
By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 3, 2017
Asia Week is actually a ten day event running March 9-18 with 10 museums and cultural centers, 50 galleries from around the world, and 5 auction houses opening their doors to display a stunning variety of art across several countries and centuries. This year’s selections include the work of Itō Sekisui V, a designated Living National Treasure of Japan and the 14th generation of his family to be a potter. There are also ceramics from China, Korea and Vietnam, classical Indian and Himalayan paintings, modern art from Bengal, and a select collection of arms and armor from across the Asian continent. As always, all participants are held to the highest standards of scholarship and provenance regarding items for sale and viewing.
Auction house viewings will generally be from March 9–12, with sales scheduled to begin on Monday, March 13 and continuing through most of the week. Check individual gallery listings for exhibition times and locations. Cultural centers will be holding special events at this time ranging from lectures to craft demonstrations. Visit the Asia Week museum/institute page to learn more by clicking here.
Paper guides with maps and full descriptions of what to see are available at all participating galleries, auction houses, and cultural centers. For more information, go to Asia Week’s website here.
Cover: A Watermelon Tourmaline Conjoined ‘Dragon’ Vase, 18th century, 5 in. (12.7 cm) high; courtesy of asiaweekny.com.