Upper Category Member Events

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Upper Category Member Events

Each year, the Upper Category Committee brings together a roster of special events for SAA members in the Contributor, Donor and Sponsor levels.

If you are not yet an Upper Category member, we invite your participation. Please contact the SAA Office Manager to upgrade your membership, or join as an Upper Category member. We also hope to bring back our popular in-home conversations and collection viewing offerings in the spring as the pandemic comes under control.

Upcoming Upper Category Event

Basic Principles of Exhibition Design: A Personal Perspective with Marco Centin
Wed., June 8, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Zoom Webinar
Fee: $15 per person Society Upper Category members and guests. Advance registration must be received by the SAA by June 1, 2022.

Join the Asian Art Museum Exhibition Designer, Marco Centin, for a unique behind-the-scenes exploration of his exhibition designs and installations, including examples from past exhibitions, "The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics," "Weaving Stories," and the upcoming "Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art."

In the process, Marco will illustrate some essential criteria for turning an idea into a physical space and the principles that drive his design process. This will provide a dynamic opportunity for understanding and appreciating how the designs are generated for the Asian Art Museum exhibitions!

After Marco completed his studies of Visual Communication and Design in Rome, he worked as Personal Assistant to renowned conceptual artist, Paola Levi-Montalcini, learning how to transform abstract ideas into the physical realm. This, in turn, inspired him to focus on the education function and potential of art exhibitions.

Marco went on to create exhibition designs for the California Academy of Sciences and for the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, which spanned a wide range of subjects, including the natural sciences; anthropology; archaeology; and traditional and contemporary art. Since 2012, Marco Centin has been the Exhibition Designer for the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Check back soon for other Upper Category events being planned for later this year. Thank you.

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