NEW YORK-MARCH 19: ASIA SOCIETY
Celebration of Asia Week 2012 Benefit
on Monday, March 19, 2012 at The Plaza Hotel
, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York City, NY
Asia Society highlighted Asia Week New York
with an exciting and festive signature gala benefit, Celebration of Asia Week. Now in its fourth year, Asia Society’s Celebration of Asia Week
gala brings together leading Asian and Asian American designers and artists, as well as Asian art dealers, collectors and enthusiasts, in a benefit to support Asia Society’s museum and cultural activities and its mission of connecting Asians and Americans.
Asia Week New York, March 16–24, is a collaboration of museums, galleries, auction houses, and Asian art specialists and enthusiasts hosting exhibitions, previews and special programs throughout the city for a discerning clientele from around the world.
This year Celebration of Asia Week Benefit
evening was themed on the richness of Chinese art, culture and history, with music, entertainment, cuisine and décor. The cocktail reception began at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner at 7:30 in the Grand Ballroom and featuring the unique flavors of China with celebrated Asian Chefs. The evening continued with lively entertainment and dance music. Guests were attired in Black Tie, Asian Chic or Festive National Dress.
Attending the event were Benefit Chairs Betsy and Edward Cohen
and Stephanie and John Foster
. Honorary Chair: Michael Joo
Special guests from the worlds of art, culture, business/finance, fashion, and more included: Carolyn Hsu-Balcer and Rene Balcer, Betsy Cohen, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Charles Rockefeller, Susan Shin, Trustee and Chairman/ CEO of Holsman International, Henrietta H. Fore, Tally Beck, Helen and William Little, Barbara Hoffman, Barbara and Donald Tober, Susan and Dirk Standen, Susan Lynch, Ann and Stephen Curley, and Tom Freston
A portion of the proceeds from this event support Asia Society’s work across the fields of arts and culture, policy and business and education. During Asia Week New York, Asia Society celebrates the 2012 opening of its new cultural centers, each with gallery space, in Hong Kong and in Houston. For more information, visit AsiaSociety.org
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