Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Rockefeller-founded Asia Society Marks 60 Years of Building Bridges Between the U.S. & Asia
Asia Society will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2016 with special exhibitions and signature events across the Society's global network that kick off this week in New York.
Asia Society was founded on June 28, 1956, by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in New York to build understanding between the peoples of Asia and the United States. The Society has since grown from a small New York institution to a global organization with 12 centers across Asia, the U.S. and Europe, and unparalleled networks in the field of Asian arts, policy and education.
"Six decades ago, John D. Rockefeller 3rd had the vision to create an institution that would build bridges between the U.S. and Asia, at a time when Asia was poorly understood," said Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran. . .