Asia Society and Museum
March 2011 Culture Spot
by Mallory Passuite, 02/28/2011
John D. Rockefeller III founded Asia Society and Museum in 1956 to raise global awareness about Asian arts and culture; he probably never imagined how deeply influential Asian arts, cuisine and fashion would be internationally today. Asia Society's New York headquarters celebrates Asian heritage and contemporary culture with lectures, exhibitions, performances and film screenings—and now is the perfect time to visit. In honor of its designation as NYC & Company's Culture Spot for the month of March, the museum will offer a "bring a friend for free" discount during the month of March.
Asia Society and Museum's permanent collection includes traditional Asian works—ranging from Pakistani Buddha sculptures to Japanese porcelains and Thai ceramics—donated by the Rockefellers themselves. The Contemporary Art Collection, a relatively new addition to the museum, features video and new-media pieces by Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono and more. March exhibitions include A Prince's Manuscript Unbound: Muhammad Juki's "Shahnamah," a 15th-century Persian manuscript commissioned by Timurid prince Muhammad Juki; and A Longing for Luxury: Chinese Ceramics From the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection.
The "bring a friend for free" discount on admission at Asia Society and Museum is valid March 1–31, 2011. This savings may not be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion and also is not valid for special ticketed events. Many regular film screenings are included with museum admission. Download the discount coupon via the link above; the coupon will also be available during the entire month of March at the Official NYC Information Centers in Midtown, Harlem and the Times Square Alliance, and at the Official NYC Information Kiosks in Chinatown and at City Hall. Visitors will also receive the discount by mentioning the promotion code "Culture Spot" at the museum's reception desk.