Asia Society presents Filipino Design Now, a special showcase of top Filipino designers from September 11, 2015 to January 3, 2016. This special display coincides with Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, an exhibition of over 100 spectacular works of gold from the 10th to 13th century, highlighting the creativity, prosperity and cultural connections of the precolonial period. The Asia Society is located at 725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021.
Asia Society celebrates the artistic visions of top Filipino designers in this exclusive showcase conceived by Filipino jewelry designer Federico De Vera. An arbiter of taste, De Vera is a gallery owner of antique objects, curios, and jewelry, and more recently, the author of De Vera Objects andDe Vera Jewelry.
Presented in Asia Society’s lobby, the showcase features exclusive collections by fourteen renowned Filipino designers who have been invited to create products inspired by their interpretation of Philippine culture. Filipino Design Now provides an opportunity to experience the rich culture and heritage of the Philippines, promoting appreciation of and inspiring pride in Filipino design, material and craftsmanship. Signature pieces from these talented designer’s collections have been selected for inclusion in the display, with the balance of the collections featured for sale at AsiaStore and online at AsiaStore.org.
Featured designers include:
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am-6 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Note: the Museum galleries are currently closed and will reopen to the public on Friday, September 11, with Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms and Video Spotlight: Philippines.
September through June: the Museum Galleries are open until 9:00 pm on Fridays. Free Friday nights resume on Friday, September 18.
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$12.00; $10.00 for seniors and $7.00 for students with ID; free for members and persons under 16.
Admission is free on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm starting on Friday, September 18.
A cell phone audio tour is included in the price of admission.
Located at 725 Park Avenue and East 70th Street.
M1, M2, M3, M4 to Madison Avenue and East 70th Street; M101, M102 to Lexington Avenue and East 70th Street; M30 to Park and 72nd; M66 to Park Avenue and 68th Street.
6 train to East 68th Street/Hunter College or F to East 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue.
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