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Annual Book Sale

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. & Friday, Apr. 8, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Loggia, Asian Art Museum

Free after Museum admission.
Proof of vaccination and mask required for entry and social distancing will be enforced. No cash transactions.


Books on Asian Art, History, Literature, Culture, Travel, Cooking

March 11 Arts of Asia Lecture Rescheduled to April 15, 2022

The March 11 Arts of Asia lecture, China First Unifies: Art of the Qin and Han Periods by Prof. Jun Hu of University of California, Berkeley, has now been rescheduled to April 15, 2022. See you then!

Please visit the Spring 2022 Arts of Asia webpage for the latest information, including the schedule of speakers and topics.

Thank you.

No Arts of Asia Lecture on March 11, 2022

We received word this evening from the speaker for tomorrow's Arts of Asia lecture that he has tested positive for COVID. So, there will not be a lecture on March 11, 2022 either in person or on Zoom. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause.

As soon as we are able to confirm Samsung Hall availability and work out a new date with the speaker, we will announce the rescheduled date via email and on the website.

Thank you for your understanding.

Arts of Asia Lectures Return to Samsung Hall Starting March 4, 2022

As we return to Samsung Hall to greet friends in-person once again, we will observe additional safety precautions. Your attendance at these in-person lectures constitutes your agreement to present proof of full COVID vaccination including booster shot and a photo ID, and that you will always wear a mask over your nose and mouth.

Jan. & Feb. Arts of Asia Lectures on Zoom Only

The unexpected spread of the omicron variant is forcing us to move the January and February Arts of Asia lectures to Zoom only. The date and times remain the same, but we will not have a live audience in Samsung Hall.

Please check our Spring 2022 Arts of Asia webpage for the latest schedule information.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause.

Season's Greetings

The Society for Asian Art’s board of directors wish our members and friends a happy holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous new year!

The Lunar New Year of the Tiger arrives on February 1, 2022. People born in the Year of the Tiger are considered to be brave, competitive, and confident.

Fall 2021 Arts of Asia Videos Available Until Jan. 2, 2022

Please be reminded that registered attendees of the Fall 2021 Arts of Asia lecture series can view videos of the lectures until Jan. 2, 2022, after which the videos will no longer be available.

If you missed a lecture or would like to watch the video of a lecture you attended, please email the SAA Office Manger to request access. Thank you.

Nov. 19, 2021 Arts of Asia Lecture Rescheduled to Nov. 20, 2021

Due to an unavoidable conflict in the speaker's schedule, the Nov. 19, 2021 Arts of Asia lecture with Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala has been rescheduled to Sat., Nov. 20, 2021, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause.

Nov. 12, 2021 Arts of Asia Lecture Rescheduled to Dec. 10, 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Nov. 12, 2021 Arts of Asia lecture has been rescheduled to Dec. 10, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Find the schedule of speakers and topics, as well as study guides and any additional resources on the Fall 2021 Arts of Asia webpage.

President's Message in November-December 2021 Newsletter

Dear SAA Members and Friends,

The social aspect of SAA has suffered in the last 18 months without in-person events, but I am happy to report that our first in-person gathering took place last month, strangely enough in Morocco. A small group of our intrepid travelers finally made the twice-postponed trip and, as you can see from the photo, they had a great time!

In October our second in person event, a walking tour of Chinatown, was fully booked!

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