John H. Foster Associate Curator, Traditional Asian Art
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New York - , NY


To assist the Executive Director and Vice President to develop and

implement a program of innovative and high-quality exhibitions and associated programs that will further enhance the reputation of the Asia Society as a leading presenter of Asian arts and culture in the United States. To build partnerships and work with colleagues to nurture support and widen impact of exhibitions.


  • To develop proposals of traditional Asian art with an emphasis on new scholarship and new ideas on Asian arts and culture
  • Actively soliciting or jointly developing proposals with partner museums and organizations
  • To liaise with external curators to organize high-quality exhibitions of traditional Asian artbeing the main point of contact in order to manage the project in a timely and professional way.
  • To identify and cultivate collectors and donors with the view to Friends of Asian Arts membership, donations of art works or support of exhibitions. (At any given time there should be 5 donors of interest.) This includes writing content narratives for grant applications.
  • Documentation, interpretation, and presentation of the Mr. And Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection.
  • To liaise with Asia Societys Centers in Hong Kong and Houston working with their staff to prepare for and present Asia Society exhibitions.
  • Public lectures on the Rockefeller Collection and on exhibitions.
  • Responding to questions on Asian art from public and media.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Ph.D. in East Asian art history and 6-8 years related experience preferred.
  • Wide knowledge of Asian art and culture, including at least one Asian language.
  • Interest of a broad range of Asian arts, including modern and contemporary art.