Member Events

When:
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Instructor:
Robert J. Del Bontà

This exhibition at BAMPFA in Berkeley, guest-curated by Indian painting scholar and SAA Advisor Robert Del Bontà, consists of more than 60 exquisite miniature paintings and drawings from BAMPFA's permanent collection, and explores the full range of Indian painting traditions, from the early 15th to the 20th centuries, showcasing disparate styles and trends.
 
We are honored to have Bob lead us through this exhibition. After the tour, we will have lunch at one of our favorite places in Berkeley, Great China Restaurant.

When:
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Instructor:
Robert J. Del Bontà

Due to overwhelming response, we are offering a second tour of this exhibition guest-curated by Indian painting scholar and SAA Advisor Robert Del Bontà.

This exhibition at BAMPFA in Berkeley consists of more than 60 exquisite miniature paintings and drawings from BAMPFA's permanent collection, and explores the full range of Indian painting traditions, from the early 15th to the 20th centuries. This exhibition showcases disparate styles and trends.

This second tour will start in the afternoon, after lunch at Great China Restaurant in Berkeley.

When:
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Instructor:
Elizabeth Sullivan

Pace Palo Alto is presenting an exhibition, Form through Narrative, a survey of leading Chinese artists whose multi-generational practices explore themes of place, identity and tradition.

The six contemporary Chinese artists represented in this exhibition are - Hong Hao, Song Dong, Wang Guangle,  Xie Molin,Yin Xiuzhen and Liu Jianhua - the artist  who created  "Collected Letters " which the SAA commissioned as our gift to the Museum for their 50th anniversary.

As an opportunity for our members to enjoy the exhibition and learn more about the artists and their work, Elizabeth Sullivan, Director of the gallery,...

When:
Friday, August 11, 2017
Instructor:
Forrest McGill

One of the world’s grandest and most solemn ceremonies, the cremation rites of a king of Thailand, will take place this fall, after a year of official mourning. Conchs will be blown and ancient music played as a parade of colorfully-clad soldiers and officials accompany the coffin, carried on a monumental golden chariot, to the place of cremation.  

The ceremonies, and the structures built for them, follow a long history reaching back to the Angkor period of ancient Cambodia. Reliefs, building plans, and paintings help trace the tradition, as do nineteenth-century photographs and twentieth-century films of state funerals. A major...

When:
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Instructor:
Marsha Vargas Handley

This lecture will examine the history of cloisonné and champlevé in Asia as well as the origins of this technically challenging art form in the early medieval Middle East. It will explore the techniques and materials used to produce these fabulous works of art, and will elaborate on how styles and technology changed from pre-Ming China to late Meiji Japan.



Marsha Vargas Handley, a long-time SAA member and friend, was a dealer in Asian arts for over 45 years as the owner of Xanadu Gallery in San Francisco. As a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Marsha has been certified as an appraiser in Asian art for over 35...

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