Asia Week in NY guide


China Institute

Lecture: From Jingdezhen to the Forbidden City:

Porcelain for the Imperial Household

Thursday, March 17, 6:30-8:00 PM


 Japan Society

Exhibition: In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

Friday, March 11 — Sunday, June 12


Korea Society

Exhibition: Body and Spirit: Moon jars by Park Boo Won

March 17 – May 20, 2016

Opening Reception: March 17, 2016 | 6:00 pm


The Noguchi Museum

Exhibition: Isamu Noguchi: Functional Ceramics

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Sunday, July 24, 2016

Exhibition: Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Sunday, January 8, 2017


The Rubin Museum of Art

Exhibition: Masterworks of Himalayan Art

February 10, 2016 – February 6, 2017

Exhibition: Gateway to Himalayan Art

July 1, 2015 – May 30, 2016


Friday, March 13


Exhibition: Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India
On view until May 31, 2015
As part of his extended tour to investigate people’s daily interaction with civic spaces and sacred sites throughout Europe, Asia, and the Far East, Isamu Noguchi first traveled to Northern India in 1949. Camera in hand, Noguchi discovered the eighteenth-century astronomical observatories in Delhi and Jaipur. Known as Jantar Mantar (translating loosely to “instruments and formulae”), these open-air campuses were comprised of astronomical instruments built on a grand architectural scale. Individual structures measured solar time, the celestial paths of the sun and moon and the latitudes and longitudes of planets and constellations, among other functions.

This exhibition, the first in a series focusing on Noguchi’s photographs, will feature a selection from Noguchi’s visits to the observatories between 1949 and 1960, a number of which were published contemporaneously in prestigious periodicals. A handful of objects related to Noguchi’s interest in linking mankind and its rituals to the cosmos will also be on display, among them his Skyviewing Sculpture for Western Washington University and Sky Gate in Honolulu.