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Asian Arts Council Calendar - July 2023 - June 2024

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. Exhibition ends Sunday, Mar 3rd, 2024

    Only one more month!

    KOREA IN COLOR: A Legacy of Auspicious Images

    Exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park 

    Exhibition OPEN: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10-5, Sat, Sun: 12-5

    Docent Tours Schedule here.
    - excellent information!

    In-person Tours
    – No need to register. Scroll down to the very bottom of the linked page for the in-person daily tour schedule. (two or more per day)
    Virtual Tours - 2/4 & 2/14
    1 p.m. Registration required to receive link. Click date.

  4. Saturday, Feb 3, 2024 - 1-5 p.m.

    “On the Steps at The San Diego Museum of Art” community event - FREE - Join Us! Check back here for rain news!  - Details

    K-Pop, Korean Artists and Art Activities - House of Korea

    1-4 p.m. Art Workshop in the Sculpture Garden: Create your own Korean Symbols of Longevity Shadow Box

  5. Thursday, Feb 8, 2024 - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Peppermint Candy - Film at MOPA - Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater $15 SDMA/PacArts members & students, $25 non-members - Details

    From IMDB reviews, "This movie has a beautiful and dreamy beginning. A man, who is about to commit suicide, sees some of his old friends by the river. Then the memories of the past pass through his mind. I do not want to spoil the story of the film, but I definitely suggest you watch this film."

  6. Saturday, Feb 10 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Art Workshop in the Sculpture Garden: Create your own Korean Symbols of Longevity Shadow Box

  7. Thursday, Feb 29 - 1:00 p.m.

    The Korean Art Society

    - Details

    The Korean Art Society has over 3000 members worldwide, and was the first organization outside of Korea to publish a periodical on Korean Art, the Korean Art Society Journal.

    This lecture will tell the story of the 2008 founding of The Korean Art Society and of our mission. Many colorful slides will illustrate our events and their media coverage, including front–page newspaper articles on our discoveries in museum storage rooms.

     Robert Turley, President, Korean Art Society and owner of Korean Art and Antiquities Gallery in Times Square  

  8. Thursday, Mar 28 - 1:00 p.m.


  9. Thursday, Apr 25 - 1:00 p.m.


  10. Thursday, May 30 - 1:00 p.m.


  11. Thursday, June 27 - 1:00 p.m.


  1. Study Group
  2. FY 22 Study Group:

    Zoom meetings are FREE to AAC members and Museum Docents.

    Theme: All Things Korean
    - Click here to email for information.
  3. Monday, Sep 18, 2023 - 10 a.m.

    How the silk road was opened 

    Lily Birmingham

  4. Monday, October 16 - 10 a.m.

    Korean Landscape Painting

    Almiede "Allie" Arnell

  5. Monday, November 20 - 10 a.m.

    Treasured & Quotidian Objects: Still Lifes in Chinese Art

    Heather Simmerman

  6. Monday, Feb 19, 2024 - 10 a.m.

    Feb 24 - Study Group - Tomb Wares - Chia-hui Shih
  7. Monday, Mar 18 - 10 a.m.


    Elaine Pierce

  8. Monday, Apr 15 - 10 a.m.

    Korean Shamanism 

    Mary Dilligan

  9. Monday, May 20 - 10 a.m.

    Korean History - An Overview

    Stephen Treadgold
  10. Monday, Jun 17 - 10 a.m.

    Korean Buddhism

    Mary Witztum 

  11. Monday, July 15 - 10 a.m.

    Korean Lacquerware

    Ravi Reddy 

    Summer break - no Study Group presentation in August (yet)