Arts of Asia Fall 2023 Views from the Other Side

Arts of Asia Lecture Series
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Arts of Asia Fall 2023 Views from the Other Side

Sanjyot Mehendale
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 08 2023 except Fri Nov 03 2023, Fri Nov 24 2023.
August 25, 2023
Fridays, Aug. 25 to Dec. 8, 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum & Zoom Webinars. Please see schedule below for any exceptions.
$200 per person Society members; $250 per person non-members for the series. Advance registration must be received by SAA by Aug. 18, 2023. We will only accept drop-ins for individual lectures in Samsung Hall on a space available basis. Drop-in fee is $20 per person per lecture. All in-person fees are after Museum admission.

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Precious objects from far-away places have always been treasured and collected, prompting great curiosity about their origins and the identities of their makers. Advances in maritime technology at the beginning of the 15th century led to a veritable explosion of material and information exchange between distant nations. Christian Jesuit priests traveled to all parts of Asia, leaving behind visible legacies; at the same time, China emerged as the springboard for ideas and cultures that spread throughout Asia and beyond, while the Ottoman empire created artwork reflecting its intermediary position between East and West.

At the dawn of the 20th century, countries debated the meaning of national identities and modern society. Meanwhile, European military power and colonial policies drastically altered the course of history. As their world changed, how did Asian countries react? Join us as we explore in 14 lectures, the art and ideas that resulted from these interactions, conflicts, and exchanges.

Speakers & Topics (Subject to Change)

Aug. 25, 2023
A Curious Affair – Toward an Understanding of Art and Globalization
Forrest McGill, Wattis Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Sept. 1, 2023
Timurid-Mongol Influence on the Mughal Empire in India
Lisa Balabanlilar, Joseph and Joanna Nazro Mullen Professor in the Humanities, Rice University

Sept. 8, 2023
The importance of Cross-Cultural Exchange in the 16th/17th Century Mughal Empire
Mika Natif, Associate Professor of Art History, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, George Washington University

Sept. 15, 2023
Dialogues between Photography and Ink Painting in Modern Chinese Art
Mia Yinxing Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

Sept. 22, 2023 This lecture will be presented in Koret Education Center on the 1st floor of the museum.
Art and Power in Southeast Asia
Paul Lavy, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Sept. 29, 2023
Architecture of 18th Century Pondicherry
Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Department of Art History and Art Conservation, Queen’s University

Oct. 6, 2023
Early Twentieth Century Influence of Japanese Art on Indian Artists and on Indian Modernism Aida Yuen Wong, Professor of Fine Arts and East Asian Studies, Brandeis University

Oct. 13, 2023
Sinophile Painters and Patrons in 18th Century Japan
Robert Mintz, Deputy Director, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Oct. 20, 2023 The speaker will present this lecture on Zoom. We will broadcast the Zoom webinar in Samsung Hall.
The Influence of Japonisme on Western European Art and Scandinavian Art, 1854-1918
Gabriel P. Weisberg, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2023
Ottoman Art between Europe and Asia
Walter B. Denny, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art and Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nov. 10, 2023
The Dutch Mission to China of 1795 and the Forgotten History of Western Encounters with China, as Explored through Maps and Art Tonio Andrade, Professor, Department of History, Emory University

Nov. 17, 2023
The Importance of Early Printed Painting and Drawing Books
Chelsea Foxwell, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, University of Chicago

Dec. 1, 2023
Muslim Art and Architecture, Designed and Created in China for Use by Chinese Muslims
Qamar Adamjee, Provenance Researcher South and Southeast Asian Art, Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Dec. 8, 2023
Visual Systems of Representation in Asia and Europe
Deborah Hutton, Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, The College of New Jersey

Photo Credits:
Left: Diversa Orbis Terræ, 1706, by Pieter Schenk (Dutch, 1660–1711). Ink and colors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of David Salman and Walter Jared Frost, 2016.283. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. 
Right: Arrival of a Portuguese ship (detail), approx. 1620–1640. Japan. Six panel folding screen, ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60D77+. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Registered attendees of the lecture series are encouraged to attend in-person in Samsung Hall. Otherwise, registered attendees can attend via Zoom. Drop-ins for individual lectures are only available in-person in Samsung Hall on a space available basis. Drop-ins for individual lectures are not available on Zoom. The lecture series is organized as 14 separate Zoom webinars. A Zoom webinar confirmation email with information on how to join each week's webinar will be sent to all registered attendees 2 or 3 days before each lecture. Even though it is not required by Zoom, we recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A via Zoom Q&A. Read Arts of Asia Zoom Webinar FAQs.

Registration Policies

The Society for Asian Art's cancellation policy requires at least one week's advance written notice in order to receive a refund of registration fees. This excludes our Travel programs, which have separate cancellation policies, as well as any programs where a specific refund policy is stated on the event page. Your fees will be returned to you through a check in the mail. To cancel, please contact us.

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