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2-for-1 Discount on the Exhibition Everyone's Talking About
(Sponsored Email)

Through January 11, 2009
at Asia Society Museum

• "Top Five" fall museum exhibitions in New YorkNewsday and
#1 "cannot miss" fall exhibitionNew York magazine
Top recommended exhibition outside of Washington, DCThe Washington Post

So the history—riveting, puzzling, depressing, exhilarating—of culture and politics in China goes on. The Asia Society show, with its fine catalog, gives a vivid sense of its complexities, past and present, in nutshell form. – The New York Times

Enormous Mao portraits, heroic soldiers, smiling peasants and glowing factory workers highlight how seductive, and ultimately dangerous, certain illusions can be. – The Wall Street Journal

This groundbreaking exhibition is the first-ever to focus on three of the most tumultuous and catastrophic decades in China's recent history—the 1950s through 1970s—encompassing the Cultural Revolution. Visit

Present this email and receive 2-for-1 admission to the museum. Valid through 1/11/09.

Related Programs
Hear from artists, journalists and others as they share their experiences from the Cultural Revolution.

Documentary Film Series
Under Mao's Red Sun: China's Cultural Revolution on Film
Through October 18

Shanghai Quartet and Friends
Friday-Saturday, October 24-25, 8 pm

Yin Mei Dance—Empty Tradition: City of Peonies/City of Paper
Friday-Saturday, October 31-November 1, 8:00 pm

Covering the Cultural Revolution: A Conversation with John Burns
Monday, November 10, 6:30 pm

Critical support for this project comes from The Partridge Foundation, A John and Polly Guth Charitable Fund. Major support for this project comes from Harold and Ruth Newman, Gaoan Foundation, an Anonymous Donor, Miranda Wong Tang, and Asia Society's Contemporary Art Council. Additional support has been provided by The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, Gina Lin Chu, Lisina M. Hoch, Will and Helen Little, Stephanie Holmquist and Mark Allison, Take a Step Back Collection, and Abel and Sophia Sheng.

Captions: Tang Xiaohe (born 1941). Strive Forward in Wind and Tides. 1971. Oil on canvas. 68 15/16 x 116 in. (172.5 x 294.5 cm). Collection of T.Z. Chang. Courtesy of Eddie C.Y. Lam, Image Art Studio; Siu Jianguo (born 1956, China). Legacy Mantle (2008). Steel. Private collection. Photo Courtesy of Elaine Merguerian

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(212) 517-ASIA (2742)


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