Arts of Asia Fall 2024 Beyond the Familiar: A Deeper Look into the Asian Art Museum Collection

Arts of Asia Lecture Series
See photo credits below.

Arts of Asia Fall 2024 Beyond the Familiar: A Deeper Look into the Asian Art Museum Collection

Instructor: 
Robert Mintz
When: 
Repeats every week until Fri Dec 13 2024 except Fri Oct 04 2024, Fri Nov 29 2024.
August 30, 2024
Time: 
Fridays Aug. 30 to Dec. 13, 2024 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Place: 
Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum & Zoom Webinars. Please see schedule below for any exceptions.
Fee: 
$200 per person Society members; $250 per person non-members for the series. Advance registration must be received by SAA by Aug. 23, 2024. 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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Much has changed in the last few years at the Asian Art Museum. New curators and scholars have fresh ideas about objects in our collection. Others are re-examining common assumptions and ideas about the history, provenance, and context of even our well-known artifacts and will also introduce new acquisitions to our audience.
 
The Instructor of Record is none other than Chief Curator Robert Mintz. He has been working with our curatorial staff to present a significantly different approach to talking about art.

Just when you thought you knew our collection, join us in 14 lectures to take a new and deeper dive into our favorites, new and undiscovered treasures at the Asian Art Museum. The Arts of Asia committee welcomes comments about our lecture series. Please direct comments to info@societyforasianart.org.

Please refer to the schedule of Speaker & Topics below to ascertain the location of each lecture.

Speakers & Topics (Subject to Change)

Aug. 30, 2024
Beyond the Familiar: AAM Collections Old and New
Robert Mintz, Chief Curator, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Sept. 6, 2024
Immersive Sacred Environments
Jeffrey Durham, Curator of Himalayan Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Sept. 13, 2024
Bridging the Indian Ocean: Comparisons and Contrasts
Forrest McGill, Former Curator, South and Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Sept. 20, 2024
TBD
Hyonjeong Kim Han, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art, Denver Art Museum

Sept. 27, 2024
Weak in the Knees: When Does Art Move, Inspire, or Bring us to Tears?
Padma Dorje Maitland, Malavalli Family Foundation Associate Curator of the Art of the Indian Subcontinent, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Oct. 11, 2024
Women Artists in the AAM Contemporary Collection
Abby Chen, Head of Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Oct. 18, 2024
Who Was I Made For?: Provenance Research at the Asian Art Museum
Natasha Reichle, Associate Curator of Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Oct. 25, 2024
Japanese Modern Prints
Yuki Morishima, Associate Curator of Japanese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Nov. 1, 2024
Is that Art? Game and Tech as a Medium
Cheng Xu, Curator for Games and Technology, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Nov. 8, 2024
New Acquisitions/New Voices
Naz Cuguoglu, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & Programs, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Nov. 15, 2024
Korean Popular Culture
Yoon-Jee Choi, Assistant Curator for Korean Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Nov. 22, 2024
Persuasion, Instruction, and Entertainment: Storytelling in Chinese Pictures
Fan Jeremy Zhang, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Curator of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Dec. 6, 2024
Sumiyoshi Festival Screens
Laura W. Allen, Former Curator, Japanese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Dec. 13, 2024
Melancholia: Nagahiro Toshio and the Japanese Wartime Survey of the Yungang Caves
Jun Hu, Mr. & Mrs. Pai Ruchu Presidential Professor in Arts & Humanities, University of California, Berkeley

Photo Credits:
Left: Seated Buddha in meditation, approx. 1300–1400. Cambodia. Leaded bronze. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection, B71S4. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Right: The Melt, 2017, by Ang Tsherin Sherpa (Nepalese, b. 1968). Acrylic, ink, and gold on canvas. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Mortimer-Harvey Fund, 2017.44. © Tsherin Sherpa. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

 

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.

For programs located within the Asian Art Museum, the museum entrance fee must be paid separately and is not included with your registration fee.

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