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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!

September-October Newsletter

The September-October newsletter is now available online. Click here to view the entire newsletter.

Check out the programs featured and sign up today.

In Memoriam Joanna Williams 1939-2022

Joanna Williams 1939 - 2022

We are sad to share news of the death of Joanna Williams, long time SAA Advisor and UC Berkeley Professor Emerita of South and Southeast Asian Art, on June 16, 2022.

The July-August 2022 Newsletter is here!

The July-August 2022 newsletter is here! Click here to view the entire newsletter. Check out the programs featured and sign up today! Please be reminded that the advance registration deadlines for the June 17 study group, Korean Textile, and the June 24 member event, The Life and Art of Chiura Obata, are fast approaching. If you haven't yet, please sign up online now!

June 2, 2022 Annual Meeting & Reception

The Annual Meeting and Reception took place on Thurs., June 2 in Samsung Hall at the Asian Art Museum. Those in attendance were able to mingle over drinks from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. President Ehler Spliedt opened the meeting at 4:00 p.m. He thanked retiring board members, Margaret Edwards, Etsuko Kobata and Pamela Royse and presented certificates of appreciation. An election was held to elect new board members as well as those serving an additional two-year term.

RSVP by May 23 for 2022 Annual Meeting & Reception

The Society For Asian Art’s Annual Meeting and Reception will be held on Thursday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. in Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum.

New Dates Announced for Fall 2022 Literature Course

Fall 2022 Literature Course
Jin Ping Mei: The Aphrodisiac, The Climax, and The Dissolution
Postponed from the spring, this course is now rescheduled to Mondays, Oct. 17, Oct. 31 and Nov. 14, 2022 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We are once again accepting registrations!
Read the course description and register!