The Society is committed to offering high-quality educational and cultural programs to its members and the general public.
Arts of Asia Lecture Series
Join the Society for Asian Art as we explore the concept of tradition in Asian art and culture with prominent scholars from across the country. Read More
The Society offers other programs to members and the general public. Many of these, such as dining soirees and visits to galleries, are held outside the museum. Read More
Upper Category Member Events
The Society puts together a roster of special events for SAA members in the Contributor, Donor and Sponsor levels. Read More
Literature and Culture of Asia Courses
These are short courses of six sessions on weekend mornings. Recent subjects include contemporary Chinese literature, the Ramayana, Tale of Genji, and Hindu mythology. Read More
Typically held from 10 AM to 3 PM, study groups are designed to offer in-depth study of a subject, often with a hands-on demonstration and evaluation of objects. Read More
Symposia are occasionally jointly organized by the SAA and the Asian Art Museum. These are often planned for exhibitions and offer presentations by a panel of scholars. Read More
We offer trips with outstanding scholars to international destinations, which focus on Asian art activities. We also organize domestic trips to exhibitions, private collections, and Asian art events in U.S. locations. Recent international destinations include Japan, Turkey, and Rajasthan.