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Inspiring climate action through art and ideas

Asia Society is proud to present COAL + ICE, an immersive photography and video exhibition accompanied by a series of related programs. COAL + ICE visualizes the causes and consequences of the climate crisis and foregrounds creative solutions.

Climate change takes center stage at Asia Society, including performances, films, panel discussions, and more. Asia Society has also joined forces with a network of partner organizations across New York City’s five boroughs to concurrently present exhibitions and events, expanding the conversation to inspire deeper engagement on how the climate crisis affects our global and local communities. The exhibition is co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and international exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, and led by Orville Schell, Asia Society Vice President and Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

COAL + ICE is on view at Asia Society Museum in New York from February 13 through August 11, 2024. To learn more, visit

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Visit COAL + ICE at Asia Society Museum through August 11

Witness the urgency of climate change through powerful photography, and join us in envisioning innovative solutions for our planet. Don’t miss our exciting slate of related programming.

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Climate Action Partners

COAL + ICE has joined forces with a wide range of artistic, environmental, and service organizations. While COAL + ICE is on view at Asia Society, these organizations will concurrently present climate-related programs to diverse audiences across the five boroughs and beyond. These collaborations aim to inspire deeper engagement and meaningful dialogue on how the climate crisis affects our global and local communities.

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Share Your Climate Message

The Climate “Posterator” (Poster + Creator) is a globally accessible digital platform for designing original posters in response to the climate crisis created especially for the COAL + ICE exhibition. Create your own unique poster design using images from the COAL + ICE exhibition and print or share online.

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Remembering David Breashears

“David Breashears was many things: An immensely skilled mountaineer who’d summited Everest five times and knew the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges like the back of his hand,” said Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. “Above all, David was a longtime friend and comrade-in-arms who was both photographically and personally the heart and soul of our COAL + ICE project.”

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