• Mid-Autumn Festival, 1969
    Ink and colors on paper
    by Liu Guosong (© Estate of Liu Guosong. Photograph © Asian Art Museum)

  • Woman's Informal Coat with Scenes from "The Red Chamber", Approx. 1900-1950
    by Anonymous (Asian Art Museum, Gift of Merrill Randol Sherwin and Dr. Stephen A. Sherwin, 2014.2. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. )


September 30

Artisans to Artists: Colonial & Post-Independent Art Education in Vietnam & Cambodia

10:30 am–12:30 pm

Dr. Nora Taylor, Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will deliver a lecture on colonial and post-independent art education in Vietnam and Cambodia as part of the Fall 2016 "Arts of Asia" Lecture Series, "From Monet to Ai Wei Wei: How We Got Here."


October 1

Material Culture in "The Dream of the Red Chamber"

1:30 pm–3:30 pm

Dr. Ellen Huang, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, will give an illustrated talk on the various materials , such as furniture, costumes, ceramics which are described and appear as backdrops, in the famous Chinese novel " The Dream of the Red Chamber"


October 7

"Warhol & Mid-Century Modernisms: Art is Anything You Can Get Away With"

10:30 am–12:30 pm

Dr. Karin Oen, Asst. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Asian Art Museum, will deliver a lecture on mid-twentieth century art as part of the Fall 2016 "Arts of Asia" Lecture Series, "From Monet to Ai Wei Wei: How We Got Here."


Society for Asian Art

Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Korean, Southeast Asian, Himalayan & Central Asian, Islamic & Middle Eastern

Incorporated in 1958, the Society for Asian Art (SAA) was instrumental in acquiring Avery Brundage's magnificent art collection for the city of San Francisco and continues to serve as a nonprofit support organization for the Asian Art Museum. Additionally, SAA offers more than 100 educational and cultural programs per year—including the distinguished Arts of Asia Lecture Series, literature courses, study groups, symposia, and travel—and publishes the scholarly art journal, Lotus Leaves.



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