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

Member Events

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

Study Groups

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.