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See Asia Society Exhibits for Free This Week on the Upper East Side

By Shaye Weaver | June 27, 2016 3:09pm
 The Asia Society will give free admission to those who visit from Tuesday through Sunday this week in celebration of its 60th anniversary.
The Asia Society will give free admission to those who visit from Tuesday through Sunday this week in celebration of its 60th anniversary.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — The Asia Society is offering free admission to its museum this week in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

Starting Tuesday and running through Sunday, visitors will have free access to four exhibits featuring sculpture, photographs, video, paintings, ceramics and more at its Park Avenue and East 70th Street galleries.

Admission is usually $12 and free on most Friday nights.

Here's what's on:

"In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60"

Runs through Jan. 8, 2017.

View the Rockefellers' collection of historical works, including 17th-century Japanese screens, a bronze sculpture of Krishna, and a 1626 poem scroll and other arts from East, Southeast and South Asia and the Himalayas. The exhibit also includes a new collection of contemporary Asian art, featuring video, photography and other new media. The two collections are meant to show the diverse cultural history of the region.

► "Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection, Asia Society Museum"

Runs through Aug. 7.

A collection of 35 objects by 23 artists from eight countries are on display, from illustrated shorts to video projections of live action films and stop-motion animation.

► "Inspired by Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms; Works by New York City Students"

Runs through Aug. 7.

Students from around the city contributed to this exhibition. For these works, the young artists took inspiration from the museum's fall 2015 exhibition "Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms." The students worked with Studio in a School, an organization that provides art programming to more than 170 schools.

► "60 on 60: Asia Society Celebrates Six Decades in Photographs"

Runs through Jan. 7, 2017.

The museum's lobby will also have a small exhibit featuring 60 photos showing the Society's history from its beginning. Included in these photographs are the faces of Jacqueline Kennedy, Malala Yousafzai, Ravi Shankar, Martha Graham, Robert Frost, Aung San Suu Kyi, among others.

Visitors will also have a chance to win an exhibition catalog of their choice.

The Asia Society was established on June 28, 1956, to help bring together people in the U.S. and Asia through knowledge and understanding, according to museum officials.

The museum at 725 Park Ave. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.