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Asian Arts Council Calendar

Lectures and Study Group meet in the Museum Boardroom.

  1. Lectures, and More
  2. Thursday, Oct 31 - 1:00 p.m.

    “Every Living Thing”: An Exhibition at LACMA through Dec. 8th - Details

    Click for printable flyer

    Until December 8, 2019, LACMA is hosting an exhibition on the theme of animals in Japanese art, displaying works from the 6th to the 21st century on themes such as zodiac animals, animals from nature, religion, myth and folklore, work and leisure. In turn, this lecture will explore the broad application of animal themes to express ideas ranging from sacred power, geomantic direction, virtue, seasons and poetry, to empirical observation and contemporary expression.

    Hollis Goodall, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Japanese Art at LACMA

  3. Saturday, November 9th, 5 p.m.

    It's the Fall Japanese Celebration, called Aki Matsuri, with ACC & SAAC (Asian Arts Council & South Asian Arts Council). Send RSVP today!
    Click for printable flyer

    Asian tapas, wine and music - $50

  4. Thursday, Jan 30 - 1:00 p.m.

    Jade: Stone of Heaven
    - Details

    Jade- Stone of Heaven will be an historic survey of the importance of jade in Asia, primarily in China, but also in other cultures including the Americas. The lecture will begin with 5000 BCE and end in the 20th century.

    Marsha Vargas Handley

  5. Thursday, Feb 27 - 1:00 p.m.

    Textiles of Japan

    Tom Murray

  1. Study Group
  2. FY 20 Study Group Theme:

    An in-depth look at Asian ceramics from Ancient China to Modern Japan; as well as the influences on The Middle East and European manufacturing

    Click here to email to sign up to give a presentation, or for more information. Topics marked TBA are available, or suggest a topic.
  3. Monday, October 21 - 10 a.m.

    Early Chinese Ceramics

    Chia-hui Shih 

  4. Monday, November 18 - 10 a.m.

    Chinese Tang Dynasty (Sancai glaze?)

    Betty Carr

    Chinese Song Dynasty

    Gingy Ferguson

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

    Chinese Ming Dynasty

    Susan Anderson 

    Chinese Qing Dynasty (Oh, those glazes!)

    Allie Arnell

    Second Monday due to Presidents Day holiday on the 3rd Monday

  6. Monday, March 16 - 10 a.m.

    Japanese Ceramics 

    Heather Simmerman

    Japanese Contemporary Ceramics - Exhibition Movie

    Gordon Brodfuehrer

  7. Monday, April 20 - 10 a.m.

    Korean Ceramics

    David Miles

    South/Southeast Asian Ceramics

    Sandi Calabough 

  8. Monday, May 18 - 10 a.m.

    Persian/Iranian/Iraqi Ceramics

    Elaine Pierce

    Influence of Asian Ceramics on European (Spanish, German, Dutch, English) 

    Courtenay McGowen

  9. Monday, June 15 - 10 a.m.

    Turkish Ceramics 

    Lily Birmingham