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What Happened to Myanmar?

November 18, 2019

6:30 – 8:00 pm 

In 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy scored an overwhelming victory at the polls, ushering in hope for the country’s political and economic transition from harsh military rule to a leadership with respect for democracy and human rights. Four years on, Myanmar’s great hope has failed to live up to expectations…

…How did Myanmar transform from a nation cheered for its new democracy to a nation charged with condoning crimes against humanity? Thant Myint-U has been an insider and outsider, witness to the turmoil in his own country and also the global reaction to it. His new book, The Hidden History of Burma, is a powerful and provocative look at the country, its leaders, and the tough questions surrounding its unsettling transformation. >>more on upcoming event

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Designer Event: Sonam Dubal Fashions

November 19, 2019

Designer appearance 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sonam’s sustainable collection is inspired by sacred symbols that reflect elements in nature and life. Echoing the cultural diversity of handwork, he uses block printing, embroidery and hand painting, on silk, velvet and wool to create unique silhouettes that combine modern influences with traditional creativity.




Designer Event: Jay Lakhani for Deepa Gurnani Jewelry

November 20, 2019

Designer Appearance 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Deepa Gurnani is a collaboration between Deepa Gurnanai and her husband, fine jewelry designer, Jay Lakhani. Created through a combination of embroidery techniques, their intricately beaded jewelry embraces eastern and western aesthetics.

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Member Appreciation Days – 20% Off at AsiaStore

November 21, 2019

and November 22 and 23rd
11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Friday until 9:00 pm

In appreciation of your support – we are pleased to offer Asia Society members a 20% discount on merchandise purchased at AsiaStore on these special shopping days.

AsiaStore soured the marketplaces of Asia in search of the perfect gifts at the perfect price. From major splurges to little extras- AsiaStore has uncovered the must-haves of the season. AsiaStore brings the best of Asia to you!



Museum Store Sunday at AsiaStore

December 1, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Find quality gifts ranging from inspirational to educational – every purchase encourages the talented designers and authors featured at AsiaStore while supporting Asia Society and our mission. Enjoy –

•  20% off at AsiaStore
•  20% off  new memberships
• $20 prix-fixe brunch at the Garden Court Cafe
• Make a purchase at AsiaStore to receive free museum admission. 


Designer Event: Cityzen Scarves by Azin Valy

December 4, 2019

Designer Appearance 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Iranian American Azin Valy merges fashion with social entrepreneurship through Cityzen by Azin, a luxury brand with a global consciousness, inspired by stunning views of cities from above, customized satellite maps are incorporated onto the finest fabrics to create beautifully crafted apparel and accessories.

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Book Signing: Sonoko Sakai – Japanese Home Cooking

December 4, 2019

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The diversely talented cooking teacher, soba expert, Japanese food advocate and author, Sonoko Sakai will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors (recently listed in the 2019 holiday gift guide by the Los Angeles Times). In this book, Sonoko breaks down the fundamentals of Japanese cuisine into easy-to-understand cooking elements, exploring high-quality seasonal ingredients with simple preparations that can be used in a variety of delicious dishes.  Shop Now

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Workshop: Children’s Origami with Sam Ita

December 7, 2019

Appearance 12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m.

Join origami engineer and author Sam Ita to learn to make fun origami ornaments for the holidays! Ita’s book, Tokyo Pop-Up Book, and airplane kits will also be available for purchase and signing.

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Jewelmer South Sea Pearl Jewelry

December 11, 2019

Designer appearance: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Jewelmer presents their latest collection of South Sea Pearl Jewelry. Exceptional South Sea pearls are the centerpieces of the Jewelmer brand, which showcases the creative harmony of French design and Asian sensibilities. These elusive gems inspire artisans to create finely crafted jewelry to fulfill Jewelmer’s celebration of beauty in harmonious symmetry with nature.