New York, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
Antiques Weeks Media, LLC recently announced the launch of AsiaWeekNYC.com, the third destination website for cultural travelers interested in pursuing the vintage designs, antiques and fine art on display during New York's Asia Week celebration, March 16-24.
Billed as the “Gateway to Asia Week,” http://asiaweekny.com, the website offers information on Asian art auctions, antiques shows, gallery events, and Asia-themed attractions such as the New York Scholars Garden on Staten Island, places to stay and travel tips. A supporting mobile app gives visitors immediate access to events and participants.
Asia Week was branded in the 1990’s by the large international auction houses as a means of attracting a universe of buyers to its Asian art auctions. Primarily known for its commercial aspects, Asia Week also has a strong educational component. Cultural societies, including Asia Society, Japan Society and Tibet House, to name a few, as well as museums as focused as the Museum of Chinese in America and as well known at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, open their spring exhibits in time for the Asia Week travelers. Among these is the March 16 opening of “Deco Japan: Shaping Modern Culture, 1920-1945,” at Japan Society.
Additionally, a slate of lectures and seminars conducted by authorities on a variety of aspects of Asian art is directed at collectors and museum curators. All are open to the public. The dates and times are posted on AsiaWeekNYC.com,http://asiaweeknyc.com, along with contact information for tickets.
Kicking off the educational events is a two day symposium entitled “The Dragon and the Chrysanthemum: Collecting Chinese and Japanese Art in America.” It will be conducted at The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street. According to AsiaWeekNYC.com tickets went on sale February 10th.
AsiaWeekNYC.com also introduces art lovers with a passing interest in Chinese antiques and Asian works of art to regional resources. For instance, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is represented, as is the Walters Collection in Atlanta, GA. Short postings of interesting content further this introduction.
From a purely practical point of view, AsiaWeekNYC.com, http://asiaweeknyc.com, makes it easy for travelers to access the auction schedules and identify the more than ninety galleries opening their doors during Asia Week. It also provides information on Asian-themed attractions in a fast, one-stop format.
As is the policy of Antiques Weeks Media, LLC when launching new sites, a donation in kind has been given to a worthy organization. The recipient of the AsiaWeekNYC.com donation is the New York Scholar's Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden.
Supporting advertisers of AsiaWeekNYC.com, http://asiaweeknyc.com, include the Arts of Pacific Asia Show, Gianguan Auctions, NYC, Stella Show Mgmt. Co., and New Focus On.com, the online magazine.