The Study Group provides a learning opportunity for those who would like to deepen their knowledge of the many facets of Asian art. Each year when a new subject for study is chosen, members choose a topic to study in depth, present it to the group and learn from all the other members’ presentations. It is a stimulating and enjoyable way to learn and make new friends in a small group.
The theme for the upcoming year is Interactions with Asian Art: Mutual Influences and Curious Connections. We meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Museum Boardroom on the third Monday of September and October and March through June. January and February meeting dates are on the second Monday of those months due to the Museum closure for national holidays.
|Sept. 25||An introduction to Chinese art||
Diana Chou, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Asian Art
|Oct. 16||The Golden Age of Song Dynasty Painting
(960 – 1279)
|Chinese Woodblock Prints||Lily Birmingham|
|Nov 20|| Chinese Ceramics:
Innovation and Technical Virtuosity
|Northern and Southern Schools of Chinese Painting||David Miles|
|Feb. 13||Court Painters in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)||Betty Carr|
|Introduction to Chinese calligraphy and the art of seals||Chia-hui Shih|
|Mar. 19||The Art of the Tang Dynasty||Tom Dillon|
|The Landscapes of the Literati of the Yuan Dynasty||Allie Arnell|
|April 16||In Flagrante Collecto: Caught in the Act of Collecting ~ The lure of the Chinese Snuff Bottle||Courtenay McGowen|
|Red Hair, Big Noses, Huge Feet ~
The Image of the Dutch in 17th Century Chinese Art
Or, What Impact did 17th Century Dutch Culture Have on China?
|Hilda van Neck-Yoder|
|May 16||Must there be Symbolism? Chinese Bird-and-Flower Paintings||Lily Birmingham|
|June 21||The Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang: 1,000 Years of Buddhist Art||Joyce Johnson|
|Grottos: The Eternal Sculpture Museums for Exploring Buddhist Art in China||Pinghui Ku|
|Next Year's Study Group Topics: selections begin during the meeting|