Dreaming Together: New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum
As part of the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone—a multi-venue festival of art, ideas, and innovation—the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum opens their first ever collaborative exhibition, Dreaming Together. More than 35 interwoven works drawn from both art collections 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)
Get an inside look at Dreaming Together on Friday, October 23, at 6 pm. Join a free online program with the Director of Asia Society Museum Boon Hui Tan, New-York Historical's Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, Ph.D., and New-York Historical trustee Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D., as they introduce the exhibition's themes and discuss what can happen when cultures dream in tandem. Learn more >
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.