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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Lisa See

The Island of Sea Women is a story about the free-diving women of South Korea’s Jeju Island. An enthralling and engrossing story about the intersection of family, friendships and history. In this, her newest novel, author Lisa See reaches new depths exploring the matrifocal haenyeo society in Korea, caught between tradition and modernization. This novel spans wars and generations, but at its heart is a beautifully rendered story of two women, whose individual choices become inextricably tangled. The book has won many awards and accolades. Barnes & Noble chose this novel for its nationwide March 2019 Book Club.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Keelan Overton

Please note that this lecture will NOT be recorded. It can only be viewed on the day of the event. Please only register if you are able to attend on April 7th.

Renowned for its vivid, jewel-like colors and variety of patterns, medieval Persian tilework (ca. 1200-1350) can be found in virtually every gallery of Islamic art, including that of our own Asian Art Museum. The “tale of the tile” as it moves from monument to museum will be told by Dr. Keelan Overton, the very popular Islamic art specialist who has also led SAA trips to Iran in 2016 and 2018. Her talk will begin by discussing the function of the tiles in...

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
John Zarobell

This talk will focus on the artistic and everyday life in today's Asian Megacities, especially Delhi and Jakarta, and the relationship between the arts and urban development. We will also look at how cultural districts and other state-sponsored planning initiatives have employed the arts as a means of urban development.

Recent studies have shown that it is important to look at the activities of marginalized residents to capture the complexity of urban and artistic experience to promote the visibility of the invisible residents of metropolitan areas that can transform their cities and how artists are helping in this process in...

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