Founded a decade ago by a small group of private dealers, New York City’s Asia Week now includes dozens of shows mounted by local and international galleries as well as auctions at all the major houses. It’s a rare opportunity to see antiquities and esoterica that are otherwise hidden away in private collections.

[Read more about what to see in New York art galleries this weekend.]

In all, 16 museums and cultural institutions are participating in Asia Week New York, which is running through March 23. Here we explore Manhattan’s most notable exhibitions, along with a sprinkling of interesting gallery shows. And if looking at art from the other side of the world inspires you to travel, consider heading to the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University for a show of Islamic poster art, or to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which just finished renovating its Chinese galleries.

Suh Seung Won, a pioneer of the process-based Korean painting movement known as Dansaekhwa, or monochrome, started out with hard-edge, translucent rhombuses that evoke unreal architectural spaces. In the large-scale recent canvases comprising most of “Suh Seung Won: Simultaneity” at the Korea Society, those rhombuses have become overlapping bursts of diaphanous yellow and pink. They’re too square to read as clouds, despite the unmistakable glints of blue peeking through, so the mood remains otherworldly. Through April 19 at 350 Madison Avenue, 24th floor, Manhattan; 212-759-7525,