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When:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Instructor:
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In addition to our Annual Meeting, we will be celebrating the Society for Asian Art’s 60th anniversary. The SAA was officially formed in 1958 by a small group of visionary civic activists for the express purpose of winning Avery Brundage's collection of Asian art for the City of San Francisco. In the face of formidable competition from other cities, SAA's efforts succeeded. We will celebrate this momentous accomplishment and many more with a special look back at activities, events, and highlights of the past 60 years. A special buffet reception will follow the...

When:
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Instructor:
A graduate student, trained by SAA Advisor Julia White
This special exhibition was designed, organized, and researched by graduate students at UC Berkeley under the guidance of Associate Curator of Asian Art Julia White, who selected and investigated each work. This exhibition offers insights into the ephemeral world portrayed in the play The Peach Blossom Fan (1699), which narrates a tragic tale of dynastic collapse and social disarray. It includes landscape and bird and flower paintings from the Ming to Qing dynasties and are drawn from the permanent collection at BAM.
When:
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Instructor:
Stephen Zilles
Did you know that the AAM Docents offer a Community Speakers Program to bring information about the Asian’s collection to Bay Area organizations? Join CSP speaker, Steve Zilles, as he gives a CSP lecture discussing Greater Persia, an area covering the nations of the Iranian Plateau. The arts and culture of this region enriched the Turks of Central Asia, the Mongols, and the Arabs, while also influencing the arts of India and China.
When:
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Instructor:
Carol Ziogas
Sashiko originated in Japan as a way to deal with scarce resources, and later evolved into an elegant form of folk craft. From basic stitches that reinforce weak fabrics to elegant personal motifs that express individuality, this art form often evokes a quiet joy and playfulness. In this talk we will learn about the historical and regional background of sashiko, consisting of a primer on basic stitches and materials commonly used, as well as its effect on the cotton trade in Japan. Vintage pieces from the speaker's personal collection will be available to examine.
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