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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, Aug 25 - 1:00 p.m.

    Ainu People and their Textiles - Details

    The Ainu are the indigenous peoples of Japan. Historically Ainu women protected their loved ones with created motifs using natural materials such as wood bark and, sometimes, fish skin. The beautiful designs of these works will be explored as well as Ainu culture and the Ainu community of today.

    Mary Witztum, Docent, San Diego Museum of Art, AAC Study Group

  4. Thursday, Sep 29 - 1:00 p.m.

    Our own Marika Sardar, Ph.D., Previously, Curator at the Aga Khan Museum, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  5. Thursday, Oct 27 - 1:00 p.m.

    Bingata textiles of Okinawa and the Ryukyu culture: history, techniques and application 
    - Details

    A presentation on intricately designed and vibrantly colored Okinawan textiles. For much of its history Okinawa, Japan was known as the Ryûkyû Islands. These islands had an independent political and artistic culture from Japan. This included fine textiles of a unique nature. The most famous of these was Bingata, a textile decorated through a labor-intensive stenciling process. We will explore the textiles of these islands as well as their culture and history.

    Almiede "Allie" Arnell, AAC Study Group, Docent, San Diego Museum of Art

  6. Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 - 1:00 p.m.

    Meher McArthur, Asian art curator, author and educator, recently Art and Cultural Director at Japan House, Los Angeles (JHLA), Academic Curator at Scripps College, Claremont

  1. Study Group
  2. FY 22 Study Group:

    Zoom meetings are FREE to AAC members and Museum Docents.

    Theme: Next Year's Theme continues Textiles of Asia - Topics and months are being assigned, so CLICK HERE to email and sign up for a presentation for next year!

    Looking for presenters! Click here for the list of suggested topics

    Click here to email for more information.

  3. Presentations Begin!

    Monday, September 19 - 10 a.m.

    Kanthas from India 

    Courtenay McGowen

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

    Mary Witztum

  5. Monday, November 14 - 10 a.m.

    Almiede "Allie" Arnell

  6. Monday, Feb 13 - 10 a.m.
    2nd Monday, 3rd Monday is Presidents Day holiday

    Textiles of Timur 

    Betty Carr

  7. Monday, Mar 20 - 10 a.m.

    Korean Textiles 

    Sandi Calabough

  8. Monday, Apr 17 - 10 a.m.

    Central Asian Ikats 

    Priscilla Gibbs

  9. Monday, May 15 - 10 a.m.

    Chinese Painting & How it Relates to Contemporary Chinese Art

    Elaine Pierce

  10. Monday, Jun 20 - 10 a.m.

    Chinese Influence on Mughal Painting

    Ravi Reddy 

    Summer break - no Study Group presentations in July or August