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Aug 23-27, 2010 | 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Park Avenue Armory, in association with Asia Society Museum, hosted Yoshitomo Nara for an Open Studio. The public was able to preview works now on view in the exhibition.

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Traveling with Yoshitomo Nara
Aug 27, 2010 | 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Koji SAKABE. Japan. 2007. 93 min. Video
A rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of this critically acclaimed artist and pop culture figure. Followed by a discussion and Q&A with Yoshitomo Nara and Miwako Tezuka
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Tokyo! Look!
Sep 9, 2010 | 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Celebrating New York Fashion Week, this event highlights some of the latest styles from the streets of Tokyo. Speakers include: Yuniya Kawamura (professor of sociology at FIT) and Nicole Michalek (senior designer at Nylon USA).
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A Conversation with Yoshitomo Nara and Hideki Toyoshima
Sep 10, 2010 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Miwako Tezuka, co-curator of the exhibition, talks with Yoshitomo Nara and Hideki Toyoshima, Nara's long-time installation design collaborator, about the genesis of their team, YNG, their shared interest in music, and their continuing collaboration.
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September 13, 2010 | 6:00–11:00 pm
Come celebrate Yoshitomo Nara's landmark New York exhibition at this two-part Gala Benefit! Join Honorary Chairs Tom Freston, Lucy Liu, and Mrs. Yoshiko Mori in celebrating Yoshitomo Nara's first major US exhibition. A private tour of the exhibition led by co-curator Miwako Tezuka will be followed by cocktails and dinner with the artist.
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Sep 14, 2010 | 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Miwako Tezuka, co-curator of the exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, talks about Nara's work and the genesis of this exhibition. Please note: this lecture is part of the Asia Society Members opening for Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool, which takes place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
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Shonen Knife
Sep 25, 2010 | 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The Japanese all-female trio has built a solid worldwide following with their Ramones-meets-the-Beatles brand of sticky-sweet punk-pop. Yoshitomo Nara also calls himself a fan and has designed the cover for the group's album Happy Hour.
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Cosplay Competition
Friday, October 15 | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Asia Society presents its first Cosplay competition. Strut your stuff and celebrate manga, anime, and more by dressing up as your favorite character. FREE ADMISSION
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Live From Tokyo
Oct 29, 2010 | 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Dir. Lewis Rapkin. USA. 79 min. HDCAM
This documentary takes the viewer through the back streets in Shinjuku, the intersections in Shibuya, the alleys in Koenji, and all over Tokyo, as it highlights the innovative musicians who create a new outlook on music culture.
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Collectively Speaking: Art and the Culture of DiY in Japan
November 14, 2010 | 2:00 PM
Join a half-day symposium exploring Do-it-Yourself culture in a variety of art forms and practices in contemporary Japan. Organized by Asia Society in association with PoNJA-Genkon, a global online network of specialists and students working in the field of contemporary Japanese art.
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FAMILY: Appropriate for ages 5+

ExploreAsia: Art and Japan Today Family Series
Every other Sunday from 3:00 to 4:15 pm
Beginning September 12th
Every other Sunday you and your family will have the opportunity to join HiArt! Founder and Director Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène on a special interactive tour of the exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool
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Foursquare and Asia Society

During the Yoshitomo Nara exhibition, Asis Society launched its first ever campaign
with Foursquare featuring 2 for 1 admission to the exhibition.

Check future exhibitions for similar deals and specials.