The Asia Society
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
Docent-led tours of Asia Society Texas Center’s exhibitions allow visitors to experience art on a personal level, learn about art historical periods and styles, and hear stories associated with the artwork. Current Exhibitions Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter is a groundbreaking exhibition and the Smithsonian’s first major showcase of contemporary Asian American portraiture. Through the work of seven artists from around the world, the exhibition offers thought-provoking interpretations of the Asian American experience.
Their portraits of encounter offer representations against and beyond the stereotypes that have long obscured the complexity of being Asian in America. The exhibition includes works by CYJO, Zhang Chun Hong, Hye Yeon Nam, Roger Shimomura, Satomi Shirai, Shizu Saldamando and Tam Tran.
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