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Lectures and Study Group meet in Zoom!

  1. Lectures, and More
  2. Zoom lectures are FREE (for now)! Please encourage friends to join in on these excellent lectures!
    To register, find the date on the calendar of The San Diego Museum of Art. Click here! Once registered, an invitation email will be sent.
  3. Thursday, May 27 - 1:00 p.m.

    “Rustic Beauty, Refined Beauty:Contrasts in Japanese Ceramic Aesthetics
    - Details

    In this survey of Japanese ceramics from prehistoric times to the modern era, we will see social,religious,and political influences that were expressed in the medium of ceramics during the history of Japan. Examples of wares and works from all three realms of ceramic design and production, i.e. applied, decorative, and fine art ceramics, will show that expressions of both rustic and refined aesthetic traditions remain vibrant today. Heather Simmerman was born and raised in the Chicago area, frequently visiting the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned a B.A. in Biology from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indiana University, then pursued a career in the biotech industry. She is a member of the Museum's Asian Arts Council and a member of their study group, as well as a docent in training at SDMART.

    Heather Simmerman, Ph.D., Docent in training

  4. Thursday, Jun 24 - 1:00 p.m.

  1. Study Group
  2. FY 22 Study Group:

    Zoom meetings are FREE to AAC members and Museum Docents.

    Next FY Theme: Textiles of Asia: Living, Dyeing and Cultures Intertwined

  3. Topics cover any kind of textile, materials, weaving, or dyeing process throughout Asia. Influences and comparisons are encouraged. Perhaps there are Asian textile items you own, or want, that you would like to discover more about. In the past, more than half of the Study Group topics have come from the presenters’ own ideas, but you can choose from a list.

    Click here for the extensive list of suggested topics

    Click here to email to sign up to give a presentation, or for more information.

  4. Monday, May 17 - 10 a.m.

    Half the World: Shah ‘Abbas and the Splendors of Isfahan.

    Elaine Pierce

  5. Monday, Jun 21 - 10 a.m.

    Southeast Asian Ceramics: Classic to Quirky

    Sandi Calabough