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Asian art is gloriously basking in the sun this year. While 42 extraordinary galleries from around the globe open their doors with one-of-a-kind exhibitions during Asia Week New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of its world-renowned Department of Asian Art. Even Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour jumped on the bandwagon as she recently visited Beijing to promote the Met Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass."

Works of art from all over the Asian continent and spanning over four millennia will be shown throughout Manhattan by international Asian art specialists during Asia Week New York, starting March 13 to March 21, 2015.  Art lovers can take in museum-caliber treasures including the rarest and finest Asian examples of painting, sculpture, bronzes, ceramics, jewelry, jade, textiles, prints, and photographs from all over Asia.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a press presentation on Monday, February 16, 2015, in the Museum’s Chinese Galleries to reveal early details about The Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass," opening on May 7.

Silas Chou, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour, Wong Kar Wai, and Joe Zee joined Museum President Emily K. Rafferty, Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton, and Douglas Dillon Chairman of the Department of Asian Art Maxwell K. Hearn in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery for a glimpse at some of the Chinese art and film, as well as high fashion, to be featured in the exhibition, on view May 7–August 16, 2015, at the Met in New York City.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it will rename its famed Costume Institute for Anna Wintour, the Editor in Chief of ‘Vogue’ and Conde Nast’s Artistic Director. Wintour has been a trustee of the museum since 1999 and has raised approximately $125 million for the Costume Institute alone. In addition, she helped collect enough funds to facilitate the Institute’s two-year renovation, which cost approximately $40 million.

The Anna Wintour Costume Center will open on May 8 and will include a renovated 4,200-square-foot main gallery, an updated costume conservation lab, and expanded study and storage facilities. 

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