Founded in 1958, the Society for Asian Art is an independent, non-profit organization that supports the Asian Art Museum and provides interesting, educational, compelling and dynamic programs on Asian art and culture to our members and the public. The Society also provides financial support to the Asian Art Museum and the C. Laan Chun Library.

Society for Asian Art Programs

We would love to have you join us as we offer educational programs and unique events unavailable elsewhere.

  • Renowned, in-depth Arts of Asia lecture series
  • Events and lectures on various aspects of Asian art and culture
  • Scholar-led literature and culture courses
  • In-depty study groups exploring Asian art and culture
  • Artists' studio and gallery visits
  • Domestic and international travel programs led by Asian art scholars
  • Social events where you can meet Asian art enthusiasts, collectors, curators and gallerists.

For detailed information, visit Programs on our website.

Membership Benefits

All members enjoy the following core benefits:

  • Reduced fees for Society programs, including the Arts of Asia lecture series
  • Subscription to bimonthly member newsletter
  • Subscription to Lotus Leaves, Society's biannual scholarly publication
  • Advance notice of Society programs
  • Members-only travel programs
  • Invitation to Annual Meeting and hosted reception

Membership Levels

Participating $80

  • Individual membership
  • Core member benefits

Participating Dual $110

  • Dual membership
  • Core member benefits

Contributor $175

  • Dual membership
  • Core member benefits
  • Invitations to two scholar, art specialist, or curator events yearly

Donor $350

  • Dual membership
  • Core & Contributor member benefits
  • An invitation to one Sponsor level event

Sponsor $500

  • Dual membership
  • Core & Donor member benefits
  • Invitations to a minimum of two special events yearly, such as visits to artists' studios, private collections and other scholarly events

Discounted Membership

Senior (age 65+) $60

  • Individual membership
  • Core member benefits

Senior Dual (age 65+) $85

  • Dual membership
  • Core member benefits

The Society for Asian Art is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Membership dues are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor for on the deductability of membership dues.

Please note that membership in the Asian Art Museum is a prerequisite for membership in the Society, except for out of region members, who live more than 100 miles from the museum. Please visit the Museum's membership webpage for detailed information.

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