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Oct7

Saturday

3:00PM

White Rainbow

Saturday, October 7 3:00 pm Registration 3:15 pm Film A beautiful, affluent young woman woman named…

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Oct26

Thursday

1:00PM

Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Chinese Poets in Medieval Japan

Thursday, October 26 1:00 p.m. The transmission of Zen Buddhism from China introduced early medieval…

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Nov11

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, November 11 10:00 a.m. Club attendees will discuss The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan:…

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Jan20

Saturday

3:00PM

The Cosmic Dance of Hindu and Buddhist Deities

Saturday, January 20 3:00 p.m. Registration and Reception with Speaker 3:30 p.m. Lecture More often…

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Jan25

Thursday

1:00PM

Telling the Tale of Contemporary Japanese Prints

Thursday, January 25 1:00 p.m Allison Tolman, a second generation dealer of contemporary Japanese works…

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Feb10

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, February 10 10:00 a.m. Come enjoy coffee and join in on an illuminating conversation…

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Feb22

Thursday

1:00PM

Familiar Images, Forgotten Messages: Protest Art in East Asia

Thursday, February 22 1:00 p.m. From Chinese, Japanese, and Korean monks to Ai Weiwei and…

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Mar10

Saturday

10:00AM

Approaches to Conservation: Works of Art from India

Saturday, March 10 10 a.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m. | Event starts at 10:15…

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Mar29

Thursday

1:00PM

Temples and Gardens of Japan

Thursday, March 29 1:00 p.m. Susan Read Anderson, a retired Foreign Service Officer who served…

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Apr14

Saturday

2:00PM

Exploring Sikh Legacy and the Impact of the India-Pakistan Partition

Saturday, April 14 2:00–5:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom During the 15th century, Sikh philosophy emerged as…

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Apr19

Thursday

1:00PM

Fashion and Anxiety in Tang Dynasty China

Thursday, April 19 1:00 p.m. Drawing from Tang dynasty historical documents as well the art…

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May12

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, May 12 10:00 a.m. Enjoy coffee and bagels and a discussion on timely, art-themed…

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May12

Saturday

2:00PM

Life and Death in Rajput India: War, Hunting, Honor and Duty

Saturday, May 12 2:00–5:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Robert Elgood has a BA in Islamic History…

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May20

Sunday

2:00PM

War and Peace: The Fijian Way

Sunday, May 20 2:00 p.m. UC San Diego Visual Arts lecturer Teri Sowell, Ph.D., discusses…

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May25

Friday

6:00PM

Canceled: The Art and Romance of the Rebozo

Friday, May 25 6:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Unfortunately this event has been canceled, as Dr.…

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May31

Thursday

1:00PM

Cloisonné–The Marriage of Glass and Metal

Thursday, May 31 1:00 p.m. Art dealer Marsha Vargas Handley examines the history of cloisonné…

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Jun15

Friday

6:00PM

The Art & Romance of the Rebozo

Friday, June 15 6:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom  Gregorio Luke will speak on Mexico’s iconic textile…

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Jun28

Thursday

1:00PM

Decoding the Language of Chinese Ceramics

Thursday, June 28 1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Museum docent Elain Pierce explores the messages conveyed…

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Jul26

Thursday

1:00PM

Rugged Beauty: The Art and Evolution of Shigaraki Ceramics

Thursday, July 26 1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Shigaraki stoneware, distinguished by natural glazes and a…

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Aug11

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, August 11 10:00 a.m. Museum Boardroom Come enjoy coffee and join in on an…

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Aug30

Thursday

1:00PM

Repentant Monk: The Art of Chen Hongshou

Thursday, August 30 1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Julia M. White, Senior Curator for Asian Art…

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Sep27

Thursday

1:00PM

The Fabled Silk Road: Travelers and Treasures

Thursday, September 27 1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom The fabled Silk Road held vast treasures lying…

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Sep29

Saturday

2:30PM

Different Colorful Designs

Saturday, September 29 2:30 p.m. Different Colorful Designs (2011-16) is a short experimental film by…

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Oct13

Saturday

10:30AM

The Past, Present, and Future of the South Indian Bronzes of Swamimalai and their Makers

Saturday, October 13 10:30 a.m. Museum Boardroom Sowparnika (Sowbi) Balaswaminathan, is a Ph.D. candidate at…

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Oct14

Sunday

2:00PM

African Fashion in the Age of Wakanda

Sunday, October 14 2:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom The fashion industry in Africa informs not only…

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Oct25

Thursday

1:00PM

Art in an Era of Globalization; the Tang Dynasty

Thursday, October 25 1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Dr. Tom Dillon, member of the Asian Arts…

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Nov2

Friday

6:00PM

Beyond Frida: Latin American Women Artists Breaking the Mold

Friday, November 2 6:00–8:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Alessandra Moctezuma, Professor of Fine Arts and Gallery…

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Nov10

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, November 10 10:00 a.m. Museum Boardroom Come enjoy coffee and join in on an…

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Nov10

Saturday

2:00PM

Victoria & Abdul – Film Screening

Saturday, November 10 2:00–5:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Enjoy a screening of the film Victoria &…

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Jan19

Saturday

10:30AM

Arms & Armor of India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka: Types, Decoration, and Meaning

Saturday, January 19 10:30 a.m. Museum Boardroom Local scholar/collector Dr. Ravinder Reddy has published an…

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Jan31

Thursday

1:00PM

Asian Treasures from the Scripps College Collections

Thursday, January 31 1:00 pm Museum Boardroom Scripps is fortunate to have a large teaching…

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Feb9

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, February 9 10:00 a.m. Museum Boardroom Enjoy coffee and a lively discussion about Judith…

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Feb10

Sunday

2:00PM

Reflections on Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Sunday, February 10 2:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Dr. Denise Rogers, Professor of Art History, San…

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Feb21

Thursday

1:00PM

Onta and Koishiwara: Two Kyushu Folk Ceramic Traditions

Thursday, February 21 1:00–3:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom The ceramic centers of Onta and Koishiwara in…

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Mar23

Saturday

10:30AM

Doing Art in Prison: Representing Varied Voices from the West Bengal Experience

Saturday, March 23 10:30 a.m. Museum Boardroom Nayanee Basu, Ph.D., 2017–19 Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Fellow…

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Mar28

Thursday

1:00PM

Vincent van Gogh: Making Paintings like Japanese Prints

Thursday, March 28 1:00–3:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom During the last years of his life, Vincent…

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Apr25

Thursday

1:00PM

Stuffed Buddhas

Thursday, April 25 1:00–3:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom What do we see when we look at…

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Apr27

Saturday

10:30AM

Feeding a Thousand Souls

Saturday, April 27 10:30 a.m. Museum Boardroom Dr. Vijay Nagarajan examines kolam, a women’s ritual…

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May11

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, May 11 10:00 a.m. Museum Boardroom Come enjoy coffee and bagels as you explore…

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May30

Thursday

1:00PM

Fragrant Visions: Painting Chinese Buddhist Ritual

Thursday, May 30 1:00–3:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom The Huntington’s Phillip E. Bloom, Ph.D., provides a…

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Jun27

Thursday

1:00PM

The Japanese Folding Fan in the Hands of Modernity

Thursday, June 27 1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Kristopher Kersey, Assistant Professor, Arts of Japan at…

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Jun29

Saturday

10:30AM

The Glorious Kumbh Mela

Saturday, June 29 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Museum Boardroom Roger Gabriel, scholar and teacher at the…

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Jul25

Thursday

1:00PM

Making Hinges: Developing an Exhibition of Japanese Art at BAMPFA

Thursday, July 25 1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom An upcoming exhibition at the UC Berkeley Art…

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Aug3

Saturday

2:30PM

Film Screening: The Namesake

Saturday, August 3 2:30–5:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom The Namesake is a 2006 drama film based…

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Aug10

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, August 10 10:00 a.m. Museum Boardroom In anticipation of the August 31 opening of…

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Aug31

Saturday

10:30AM

The Indianization of Southeast Asia

Saturday, August 31 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Museum Boardroom India has gifted the countries of Southeast…

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Sep20

Friday

5:00PM

Artist Talk: Marianela de la Hoz, A Journey into Magic Realism

Friday, September 20 5:00–8:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Microscopic and meticulously rendered, the paintings and assemblages…

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Sep26

Thursday

1:00PM

East and West, High and Low: Art of Kondo Koichiro (1884–1962)

Thursday, September 26 1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Kondo Koichiro is known as one of the…

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Sep28

Saturday

10:30AM

The Multiple Cultural Worlds of Raja Ravi Varma (POSTPONED)

Saturday, September 28 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Museum Boardroom Event postponed. Due to the ANNUAL AIDS…

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Oct12

Saturday

10:30AM

Film Screening: Viceroy’s House

Saturday, October 12 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Free admission limited to Museum members and…

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Oct26

Saturday

2:00PM

Black Life: A Conversation

Saturday, October 26 2:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom (enter through Museum front entrance) Join exhibition curators…

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Oct31

Thursday

1:00PM

Every Living Thing: An Exhibition at LACMA

Thursday, October 31 1:00–3:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom On view through December 8 at the Los…

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Nov1

Friday

6:00PM

The Splendor of Ancient Maya Hieroglyphs

Friday, November 1 6:00–8:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Epigrapher and calligrapher Dr. Mark Van Stone gives…

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Nov9

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, November 9 10:00 a.m.–Noon Museum Boardroom Enjoy coffee and refreshments and join in a…

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Nov23

Saturday

10:30AM

The Politics of Performance: Akbar and Images of Sun Veneration

Saturday, November 23 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Museum Boardroom Though Mughal emperor Akbar remained a Sunni…

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Nov23

Saturday

2:00PM

Biennale of Contemporary African Art: Dak’Art (CANCELED)

Saturday, November 23 2:00–5:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom This event has been canceled due to unforeseen…

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Jan25

Saturday

10:30AM

Pregnant Cloud: Significance of the Foliage Motif in South Asian Art

Saturday, January 25 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Museum Boardroom Intricately designed foliage—quite often emerging from water…

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Jan30

Thursday

1:00PM

Jade–Stone of Heaven

Thursday, January 30 1:00–3:00 p.m. Museum Boardroom Marsha Vargas Handley offers an historical survey of…

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Feb22

Saturday

10:30AM

The Multiple Cultural Worlds of Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma (1848–1906) is one of the greatest painters in the history of Indian…

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Feb23

Sunday

2:00PM

Africanizing Christian Art – Lecture by Professor Nicholas Bridger

The African and Pacific Arts Council presents: Africanizing Christian Art. Yoruba Christian Art in Nigeria…

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Feb27

Thursday

1:00PM

Textiles of Japan, The Thomas Murray Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Thomas Murray, researcher, collector, and dealer of Asian art, will share personal insights and cover…

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Mar14

Saturday

10:30AM

CANCELED: Subterranean Ghosts: The Vanishing Stepwells of India

Museum Boardroom Free to SAAC Members / $10 Museum members /$15 nonmembers / $5 students,…

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Mar26

Thursday

1:00PM

CANCELED: Yoshida Hiroshi (1876–1950), Bridge Between East and West

Museum Boardroom Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the…

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Apr18

Saturday

10:30AM

Canceled: Reconsidering Sainchi textiles from Punjab

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Apr30

Thursday

1:00PM

CANCELED: The Japanese Garden-Japan’s Greatest Gift to the World

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May9

Saturday

10:00AM

CANCELED: Art of Reading Book Club

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May28

Thursday

1:00PM

CANCELED: Virtual Realities: Extreme Illusionism in Qing Court Painting

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