The Study Group provides a learning opportunity for those who would like to deepen their knowledge of the many facets of Asian art. Each year when a new theme for study is chosen, members choose a topic to study in depth, present it to the group and learn from all the other members’ presentations. It is a stimulating and enjoyable way to learn and make new friends. We meet on Zoom and attendance is limited to AAC members and Museum docents.
We meet at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom on the third Monday of September and October and March through June. The February meeting is held on the second Monday so we can celebrate the long Presidents Day weekend.
|Sept. 19||Kantha: Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal||Courtenay McGowen, Study Group Chair|
|Oct 17||From Banana Trees to Textiles: Okinawian Ingenuity||Mary Witztum, Docent, San Diego Museum of Art, AAC Study Group|
|Nov. 14||Books and Things: Korean Joseon Dynasty Screens Korean Screens Depicting Scholars' Books||Almiede (Allie) Arnell, Docent, San Diego Museum of Art, AAC Study Group|
|Feb. 20||Ink Worlds: The Literati Aesthetic in Historical and Contemporary Chinese Painting||Elaine Pierce,past- Docent, San Diego Museum of Art, AAC Study Group|
|Mar. 20||Korean Textiles: From Fibers to Fashions||Sandi Calabough, past Study Group Chair, video editor, web designer|
|Apr. 17||Central Asian Ikat Textiles||Priscilla Gibbs, LACMA Docent|
|May 15||Textiles of Timor||Betty Carr, Docent, San Diego Museum of Art, AAC Study Group|
|Jun. 19||The Ramayana travels from India to Southeast Asia||Ravi Reddy, Docent, San Diego Museum of Art, AAC Study Group, South Asian Arts Council Board (SAAC)|