Past Exhibition

Dreaming Together: New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum

October 3, 2020 - July 25, 2021

Explore the possibilities that are unleashed when people, cultures, and institutions dream in tandem in our new exhibition, which interweaves historical American and contemporary Asian and Asian American art from both the New-York Historical and Asia Society Museum collections. 

Dreaming Together, a collaboration between the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum, features more than 35 interwoven works drawn from both art collections that generate dialogue about the urban and natural environments, protest and rebellion, individuals and identities, borders and crossings. Highlights include the Canal Street diptych (1992) from Martin Wong’s Chinatown series, 98-foot hanging scrolls by Dinh Q. Lê featuring abstractions of the World Trade Center towers (2016), and a dystopic video narrative of war and destruction by Shiva Ahmadi (2014). The result is a powerful reflection on the possibilities unleashed when people, cultures, and institutions dream in tandem. (Curated at New-York Historical by Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, curator of American art)    

The gorgeous catalog for Dreaming Together is now available for pre-order at the NYHistory Store

Exhibition Highlights

Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Evelyn & Seymour Neuman Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.

  • NYC Cultural Affairs
  • NY Council on the Arts

Media sponsor:

  • WNET New York Public Media