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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.

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!