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Oct. 15 Upper Category Member Event - Jenifer K Wofford: Make/Teach

This Upper Category Member Event is a very special opportunity to hear the exciting San Francisco artist Jenifer Wofford talk about her work (such as her mural currently displayed on the Hyde Street side of the Museum) and how she has been influenced by Carlos Villa.

She will be speaking in the Museum's Koret Education Center on Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

If you are a Society Upper Category member and you did not register in advance, we encourage you to drop-in on the event on Saturday.

Meet Author Vanessa Hua and Hear about Her Latest Book, Forbidden City

The Society for Asian Art is excited to host San Francisco Bay Area author and columnist Vanessa Hua on Saturday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. for an in-person presentation on her latest novel, Forbidden City.

We urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet a local luminary. Please spread the word and invite your friends to this interesting and delightful event!

Vanessa will be doing a book signing immediately after the presentation. So, bring your copy of her book or buy a copy at the museum's boutique and get it autographed!

November-December Newsletter Available Online

The November-December 2022 newsletter is here! Click here to view the entire newsletter. Check out the programs featured and sign up today!

Space Available on Oman, Doha, Abu Dhabi & Dubai: A Cultural Odyssey to the Middle East

Space has become available on this exciting trip, Oman, Doha, Abu Dhabi & Dubai: A Cultural Odyssey to the Middle East, October 20 - November 4, 2022! If you are interested, please contact the tour operator, Spiekermann, at 1-800-645-3233 or as soon as possible.

Reservation forms and payments should be sent to Spiekermann Travel Service, Inc., 18421 E. Nine Mile Rd., Eastpointe, MI 48021. Please do not send to the SAA.

Update on September 23 Arts of Asia Lecture

September 23 Arts of Asia Lecture is a Zoom Webinar

The original speaker for this lecture canceled due to health reasons. We were able to find a new speaker, but unfortunately the new speaker is unable to travel to San Francisco. So, this lecture will be presented as a Zoom webinar.

We will broadcast the Zoom webinar on the large screen in Samsung Hall for those who would like to join friends at the museum to watch. 

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.

September 16 Study Group on Gamelan Music Now Hybrid

The September 16 Study Group, Western Engagements with the Gamelan Music of Java and Bali, will now be held both in-person in Samsung Hall and on Zoom webinar. The advance registration deadline has been extended through the end of the day on Monday, Sept. 12. If you haven't yet, please sign up today!

No Arts of Asia Lecture on Sept. 2, 2022

Unfortunately the speaker has tested positive for COVID and will not recover in time. We have rescheduled this lecture to December 9, 2022, both in-person in Samsung Hall and on Zoom. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.

The Fall 2022 Arts of Asia Lectures Begin Tomorrow, Aug. 19, 2022

Join us for the first lecture of the Arts of Asia fall series in-person in Samsung Hall tomorrow! See old friends and visit museum exhibitions!

Lectures will be broadcast simultaneously on Zoom. So, if you are unable to attend in-person, please join the Zoom webinar. We will start promptly at 10:30 a.m. and end promptly at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Please tell friends who did not sign up for the lecture series that they may attend individual lectures as a drop-in attendee. The drop-in fee is $25 per person after museum admission fee.

Updated COVID Disclaimer

Given the persisting risks posed by COVID-19, attendance at any SAA in-person event necessarily increases your risk of exposure. If you choose to attend an event in person, you are agreeing to assume all the risks of exposure and to waive any right to make claims against the SAA, its agents, or its members for exposure.

Your attendance is also your agreement to present proof of having received full vaccination against COVID-19 if requested. In addition, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask over your nose and mouth to protect yourself and others while indoors.

Fall 2022 Arts of Asia Lecture Series Will Begin on August 19!

The Fall 2022 Arts of Asia Lecture Series, Forging New Connections: Asia in the First Millenium of the Common Era, will begin in just a few weeks on Friday, August 19!

The deadline for advance registration is August 12. So, if you haven't yet, please sign up online today!