Asia Week New York 2015 Press Reception

By Kevin Young

Media outlets gathered at Max Berry’s luxurious apartment, which overlooks Central Park to hear what Asia Week 2015 has in store for viewers. Berry, the Chinese art collector decorated his home with some of the finest sculptures one would want to own.

Asia Week New York representatives announced that 42 international galleries will participate in Asia Week 2015. The nine-day celebration of art and culture is the artist’s version of a fashionista’s fashion week. The festival kicks off March 13 through the 21. One of the major goals for Asia Week New York is to make Asian art more accessible to a younger audience.

Asia Week New York has a rigorous non-stop schedule filled with gallery open houses, auctions, exhibitions, lectures, and exclusive cocktail parties at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The upcoming year features art from ancient China, contemporary Korea, India, the Himalayans, and Southeast Asia. Designer brand Chanel will join this year’s line up as they will showcase designs inspired from ancient Chinese attire as a segment of Asia Week New York.

A comprehensive guide will be viewable at participating galleries, auction houses, and cultural institutions, starting February 2015 and online at A Chinese guide will simultaneously be posted on

“We look forward to another successful edition of Asia Week New York especially during The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s banner year when it is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its renowned Asian Art Department,” said Chairwoman of Asia Week New York, Carol Conover.

The MET is a fitting venue as Asia Week New York’s central hub because of its reputation of being an iconic art haven featuring work from all over the world. “When you look back four decades ago there were only two spaces for Asian art. Today there are over 50 galleries. I’m proud to say that the MET has one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world,” said Douglas Dillon Chairman of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mike Hearn.

Whether viewers simply want to learn about ethnic cultures, observe art for entertainment, or purchase a piece to add to their growing collection, Asia Week New York will have something in store for everyone this coming March.

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