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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, Jan 28, 2021 - 1:00 p.m.

    - Details

    We first met Rhiannon when she was at the Clark Center. She gave our September 2016 lecture on Visualizing War in Modern Japan: Highlights from the Lowenhaupt Collection at Saint Louis Art Museum where she was Asian Arts Curator. Since 2017 she has been Curator for Asian art at the Center for Asian Art, Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida.John Ringling was an avid art collector. He built a 21-gallery museum modeled on the Uffizi Gallery in Florence that opened in 1931. Ringling website: - Florida Weekly, May 28, 2020. In 2016, the 25,000-square-foot Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Art opened and includes galleries dedicated to rotating installations of The Ringling’s Asian art holdings, a 125-seat lecture hall, an object and print study room, and open storage spaces to increase public access to the collections. As a complement to the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Art, a Japanese tea house (chashitsu) was designed and built in the Bayfront Gardens. The Ringling Tea House was designed to marry the traditional tea house with local architectural heritage.

    Rhiannon Paget, Curator of Asian art, Center for Asian Art, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

  4. Thursday, Feb 25 - 1:00 p.m.

  5. Thursday, Mar 25 - 1:00 p.m.

  6. Thursday, Apr 29 - 1:00 p.m.

  7. Thursday, May 27 - 1:00 p.m.

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

  1. Study Group
  2. FY 20 & FY 21 Study Group:

    Zoom meetings are FREE to AAC members and Museum Docents. To request an invitation by email, Click here!

    FY Theme: Asian ceramics from Ancient Japan to Southeast Asia; as well as the influences on The Middle East and European manufacturing

  3. Monday, Feb 8 - 10 a.m.
    2nd Monday, 3rd Monday is Presidents Day holiday

    Turkish Ceramics 

    Lily Birmingham

  4. Monday, Mar 15 - 10 a.m.

    Influence of Asian Ceramics on European (Spanish, German, Dutch, English) 

    Courtenay McGowen

  5. Monday, Apr 19 - 10 a.m.

    Influence of Asian Ceramics on Italy

    Barbara Hollowell

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

    Persian/Iranian/Iraqi Ceramics

    Elaine Pierce

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

    Southeast Asian Ceramics

    Sandi Calabough