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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 27, 2021 - 1:00 p.m.

    Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles, now through March 06 2022, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City - Details

    For the first time in decades, rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish clothing and textiles from the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are assembled for an extraordinary exhibition. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and superb artistry, Asian luxury textiles were prized domestically and were central to global trade.

    The exhibition traces the journeys of key works of art and the people who owned them and carried them across the world. Luxurious costumes of the court performed power, while striking theater robes brought stage characters to life. Sturdy wall hangings and furniture covers transformed palaces, temples, and homes, while shimmering tapestry-woven carpets were created as diplomatic gifts for foreign rulers. Artists borrowed techniques from near and far to appeal to the latest fashions in the developing global market. The extraordinary stories of these treasures of the collection take visitors on a journey across continents, from the 1500s to today

    Kimberly Masteller, Ph.D., Jeanne McCray Beals Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, and perhaps Ling-en Lu, Curator of Chinese Art, Yayoi Shinoda, Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, and Michele Valentine, Department Assistant

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

    The Huntington Chinese Garden’s New Art Gallery - Contemporary Calligraphy Focused on Illuminating the Art Form

    Phillip E. Bloom, Ph.D., 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  

  5. Thursday, Mar 31 - 1:00 p.m.

  6. Thursday, Apr 28 - 1:00 p.m.

  7. Thursday, May 26 - 1:00 p.m.

  8. Thursday, Jun 30 - 1:00 p.m.

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

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

  1. Study Group
  2. FY 22 Study Group:

    Zoom meetings are FREE to AAC members and Museum Docents.

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

    Click here to email for more information.

  3. 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

  4. Monday, Mar 21 - 10 a.m.

    Naga Textiles of Northeast India 

    Courtenay McGowen

  5. Monday, Apr 18 - 10 a.m.

    Uzbekistan and neighbors (exact topic TBD) 

    Mary Dilligan

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

    Textiles: Tour of Northwest India

    Ravi Reddy

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

    Hmong Textiles of Laos/Thailand

    Elaine Pierce