Member Events

Sunday, June 30, 2019
Come and join us for a visit to the Wat Lao Rattaram in downtown Richmond, the spiritual home of the Laotian community in the Bay Area. We will see a demonstration of Laotian stencils and samples of Laotian textiles by Master Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith. We will also be served a typical Laotian lunch prepared by the community in the temple. Master Tiao Somsanith grew up as a child of royal lineage in 1960's Luang Prabang, Laos. He was surrounded by courtly arts, such as painting, lacquer, embroidery and dance. Even though embroidery was a woman's work, the young Tiao Nith apprenticed until he reached the level of a mo, a gold embroidery...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Wanxin Zhang was born in Changchun, China, and spent his formative years in the 1960’s and 70’s under Mao’s regime. He was part of the first generation to receive a formal art education after the Cultural Revolution. Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey is the first museum solo presentation of his work in San Francisco. This exhibition is a survey of Zhang’s ceramic sculpture from 2006 to 2017 and celebrates the artist’s signature style – a hybrid of California Funk influence and nods to Chinese history. Zhang’s monumental clay figures are at once irreverent and troubling, evoking the tension inherent in globalization, politics and...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Join us for a delicious meal to celebrate the summer of 2019 in the company of members of the Society for Asian Art.

We will enjoy the foods of summer like rainbow salad, squab in a lettuce cup and more, along with a lovely glass of sauvignon blanc.

We would appreciate it if you could register for this event no later than July 10.

Friday, August 16, 2019

From his early life in the industrial cities of the Midwest to his leadership of the International Olympic Committee, Avery Brundage led a life of international prominence and fame that exposed him to some of the world’s greatest works of art. With the assistance of scholar and connoisseur Rene-Yvon d'Argence during the middle of the 20th century, he amassed one of America’s most prominent collections of Japanese art. This talk explores Brundage’s history as a collector of Japanese art and features some of the works that have made the collection, now housed in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, worthy of its fame as one of America’s...

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Suzanne Lecht will be telling her personal story about living in Vietnam and the artists that she met. She will also talk about the art scene in Vietnam.

Suzanne Lecht is the Art Director of Art Vietnam Gallery. While living in Tokyo in the early 1990’s, Suzanne was captivated by images of the works of Hanoi’s “Gang of Five,” early pioneers of contemporary art in Vietnam. Compelled to move to Hanoi to follow her dream, Suzanne has been working with Vietnamese artists since the day she moved from Tokyo to Hanoi in January 1994, a year and a half before diplomatic relations were restored between Vietnam and the U.S. Her first...

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