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Bonus Arts of Asia Lecture on January 20, 2023

Martina Rugiadi, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who was scheduled to speak on December 9 via Zoom, has been rescheduled to give a lecture on January 20, 2023 on Arts in Afghanistan from the Arrival of Islam to the Ghaznavids. This lecture will be given on Zoom only

January-February 2023 Newsletter Now Available Online

The January-February 2023 newsletter is here! Click here to view the entire newsletter. Check out the programs featured and sign up today!

Sign Up Now for April 2 - 7, 2023 Asian Art and Heritage in Kansas City

Only a few spaces remain on this trip. Please sign up now if you're interested in participating on this trip.

Sign up now for the SAA's Kansas City tour. Learn more about this trip on the trip webpage, which has an attachment that includes a detailed itinerary, program information, and participant tour agreement.

December 9, 2022 Arts of Asia Lecture Change of Speaker & Topic and Bonus Lecture on January 20, 2023

Due to scheduling issues, the December 9 lecture will be given by Dr. Walter Denny, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who will speak on Hatayi: The "Chinese Style" at the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Court under Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent and His Successors. This lecture will be given on Zoom only.

Save the Date! Asian Art and Heritage in Kansas City April 2 - 7, 2023

Save the Date! Asian Art and Heritage in Kansas City April 2 - 7, 2023 Reservations will open on December 7, 2022. Join the SAA tour to Kansas City for visits to extraordinary collections of Asian Art.

November 18 & December 9 Arts of Asia Lectures on Zoom Only

Due to the speakers not being able to travel to San Francisco, the November 18 and December 9 Arts of Asia lectures will be given as Zoom webinars only.

Please check the Fall 2022 Arts of Asia webpage for the most up-to-date information on the lecture series, including the schedule of speakers and topics as well as the lecture study guides.

Thank you.

Change of Speaker & Topic of November 4 Arts of Asia Lecture

Due to a death in the family, the original speaker for this Friday's Arts of Asia lecture is not able to give the

Nov. 4 & Nov. 11 Arts of Asia Lectures in Koret instead of Samsung

At the request of the museum, we have moved the November 4 and November 11 Arts of Asia lectures from Samsung Hall to Koret Education Center on the first floor of the museum.

You can still attend these lectures on Zoom as usual.

Open for Registration - Arts of Asia Spring 2023 Global Connections: Asia and the Arts in the Second Millennium of the Common Era

Now that we are more than half way through the fall Arts of Asia lecture series, please be reminded that the the Spring 2023 Arts of Asia lecture series is open for registration.

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.