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Asian Arts Council Calendar

Lectures and Study Group meet in the Museum Boardroom.

  1. Lectures, and More
  2. Thursday, Oct 25 - 1:00 p.m.

    Art in an Era of Globalization; The Tang Dynasty - Details

    Tang art has incomparable vigor, realism and dignity; it is the art of a people thoroughly at home in a world they knew to be secure. Optimism, energy and a frank acceptance of reality inform their painting, architecture and decorative arts. Within the Tang Dynasty there was an unusual hundred year (665 to 766) “golden era” where poetry, painting and architecture flourished. It was overseen by the only empress regnant in Chinese history, We Zhao and her son, the Emperor Xuanzong. This is a story of exceptional men and women and equally exceptional art.

    Tom Dillon, Ph.D., AAC Study Group, SAIC Executive, retired

  3. Thursday, January 31 - 1:00 p.m.

    Asian Treasures from the Scripps College Collections - Details

    Scripps is fortunate to have a large teaching collection of artworks from Asia, including over 2500 Japanese prints, more than 150 Ming and Qing Dynasty Chinese paintings, an extensive Asian textile collection, an East Asian cloisonné collection, and more than 100 Chinese bronze mirrors. These works are regularly shown in classes and used in student curated exhibitions on campus. An exhibition in September-October 2019 at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery will highlight some of the best examples, including 7th-8th century Tang Dynasty mirrors, 14th-16th century Chinese paintings, and 19th-20th c. Japanese cloisonné. For the AAC Lecture Series at SDMA Professor Bruce Coats will be surveying and commenting on the selections.  

    Bruce Coats, Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 and Paul D. Muchnic Endowed Professor, Art History, Scripps College

  1. Study Group
  2. FY 19 Study Group Theme:

    Interactions with Asian Art:

    Mutual Influences and Curious Connections

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  3. Monday, October 15 - 10 a.m.

    Pigments & Techniques used in Cave Paintings

    Joyce Johnson 

    "Making Paintings like Japanese Prints": What Vincent Van Gogh Learned from Japanese Woodblock Prints

    Hilda Yoder

  4. Monday, November 19 - 10 a.m.

    Tour of a Local Japanese Garden & Pot Luck Lunch, Reservations Needed

  5. Monday, February 11 - 10 a.m.

    Topics 1 & 2 TBD

  6. Monday, March 18 - 10 a.m.

    Han Dynasty

    Marilyn Adams

    Chinoiserie: The Evolution of Chinese Motifs in Italian Furnishings, 14-19th Century 

    Barbara Hollowell

  7. Monday, April 15 - 10 a.m.

    Where Did Dragons Come From?

    Courtenay McGowen

    Chinese Art Influenced by the Yellow River (cradle of Chinese civilization)

    Lily Birmingham 

  8. Monday, May 20 - 10 a.m.

    Qing Dynasty - Western Influence in Art

    Elaine Pierce

    Asian Symbols

    Chia-hui Shih 

  9. Monday, June 17 - 10 a.m.

    Topics 1 & 2 TBD