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Asian Arts Council Calendar

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, July 29, 2021 - 1:00 p.m.

    New Fragrances: The Huntington’s Expanded Chinese Garden Click for Details

    Liu Fang Yuan (the Garden of Flowing Fragrance)—located on the grounds of the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA—is arguably the finest Suzhou-style scholar’s garden outside of China. In the fall of 2020, the garden celebrated the opening of several new features, including a dramatic courtyard for the display of penjing (miniature trees similar to bonsai), intricate pavilions, and winding corridors. As the pandemic is gradually tamed, an art gallery and scholar’s studio will soon open to the public, as well. This lecture will introduce the garden’s new features and elucidate the insights that they provide into Chinese garden history.

    Phillip E. Bloom , June and Simon K.C. Li Curator of the Chinese Garden and director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA

  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

    Looking for a presenter for November!Click here for the extensive list of suggested topics

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

  3. Presentations Begin!

    Monday, September 20 - 10 a.m.

    Thangka Painting of Tibet 

    Betty Carr


  4. Monday, October 18 - 10 a.m.

    Japanese Kimono and Obi

    Margaret Zoehrer


  5. Monday, November 15- 10 a.m.


  6. Monday, Feb 14 - 10 a.m.
    2nd Monday, 3rd Monday is Presidents Day holiday

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

    Allie Arnell


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

    Naga Textiles of Northeast India 

    Courtenay McGowen


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

    Uzbekistan and neighbors (exact topic TBD) 

    Mary Dilligan



  9. Monday, May 16 - 10 a.m.

    Textiles: Tour of Northwest India

    Ravi Reddy


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

    Hmong Textiles of Laos/Thailand

    Elaine Pierce