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Cultural Bridges with AARP 2022

Through a partnership with AARP, Asia Society provides multiple entry points for communities to learn more about Asian cultures, traditions and talents. Asia Society’s holistic programming educates and entertains by creating the highest quality engaging experiences from a variety of countries, cultures, viewpoints and art forms. By presenting content relevant to our community and the context of current events, Asia Society’s goal is for audiences to leave our programming with their curiosity piqued, inspiring continued reflection and inquiry into not only diverse cultures, but also on our common humanity. In our increasingly global society, having access to diverse communities and perspectives has never been more important.

In this second series, Asia Society Texas is hosting seven (7) educational events taking place between July 2022 and January 2023, available to AARP members and others (space permitting). The virtual and in-person events listed are tied to AARP’s local health and cultural understanding priorities. Below are courses offered and open to the public from the Asia Society Texas as well as AARP members.

July・Mandalas and Mindfulness

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
3:30 p.m. Central

Through this virtual event, discover the history and cultural context of mandalas. Create your own mandala to calm a busy mind and reduce stress. Learn more “

August・Spring rolls

Thursday, August 18, 2022
3 p.m. Center

Enjoy a live virtual presentation and demonstration on how to make fresh spring rolls, inspired by Vietnamese culinary traditions! Learn more “

September・Asian teas

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
3 p.m. Center

Through this virtual workshop, discover the importance of tea and tea ceremonies in China, India and Japan! Discover tips for creating the perfect infusion. Registration to come.

October・Japanese spirits

Friday, October 21, 2022
1 p.m. Center

Join us in person at the Asia Society Texas Center for a chilling tour of our exhibit, which focuses on woodblock prints and yōkai (Japanese spirits). Design your own woodblock inspired art to take home. Registration to come.

November・Celebrate Diwali

Thursday, November 10, 2022
4 p.m. Center

Join us for a live virtual presentation on Diwali, the festival of lights in India! Make your own Diwali lantern to light up your home. Registration to come.

December・Korean Bojagi

Monday, December 5, 2022
3 p.m. Center

In this virtual workshop, make your own holiday gift boxes by learning the Korean art of Bojagi! Registration to come.

January・Lunar New Year

Thursday, January 19, 2023
2 p.m. Center

Discover Lunar New Year traditions across Asia with our virtual event! Identify your zodiac animal and leave with a new recipe! Registration to come.

The Cultural Bridges Series at Asia Society is presented by AARP. The Asia Society Texas Center’s education and outreach programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by the Cathay Bank Foundation and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibits and public programming to Houston.

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About Asian Society at Home

We are committed to pursuing our mission of strengthening cross-cultural understanding and improving human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, to spark curiosity about Asia and foster empathy.

About Asia Society Texas

Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diversity of perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating Asia’s vibrant diversity, inspiring empathy, and fostering a deeper understanding of our interconnected world. Covering the fields of arts, business, culture, education and politics, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community – trusting in the power of art, dialogue and ideas to fight prejudice and build a more inclusive society.