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Asian Arts Council Calendar

Lectures and Study Group meet in the Museum Boardroom.

  1. Lectures, and More
  2. Thursday, July 26

    Rugged Beauty: The Art and Evolution of Shigaraki Ceramics Click for Details

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    Shigaraki stonewares have been created in Japan for about 1,000 years and have long been admired for their natural glazes and rugged surface texture formed by quartz particles in the clay. Asian art historian Meher McArthur will trace the history and evolution of this ancient ceramic tradition from its origins as a functional stoneware for the masses to a tea ware for the Samurai elite and merchant classes to its recent status as highly collectible art ceramic.

    Meher McArthur, Scripps College, Claremont, Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Curator at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden,Independent Asian Art Curator, Author, Educator and Creative Director

  3. Thursday, Aug 30 - 1:00 p.m.

    Repentant Monk: The Art of Chen Hongshou (224-651 CE) - Details

    The seventeenth century Chinese painter Chen Hongshou (1599-1652) is best known for his enigmatic paintings of personages from the distant past. Recent research reveals that these depictions reflected in part the artist's state of mind and the social conditions he endured as the Ming dynasty disintegrated around him. A close examination of his best known paintings opens a window onto a turbulent time as one artist confronts the challenges associated with dramatic dynastic upheaval.

    Julia M. White, Senior Curator for Asian Art at UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

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

    Interactions with Asian Art:

    Mutual Influences and Curious Connections

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  3. Presentations Begin!

    Monday, September 17 - 10 a.m.

    Pigments & Techniques used in Cave Paintings

    Joyce Johnson 

    The Influence of Hinduism on Thailand

    Margaret Zoehrer 


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

    Topics 1 & 2 TBD

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

    Topics 1 & 2 TBD

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

    Japanese Woodblock Prints & Van Gogh

    Hilda Yoder

    Topic 2 TBD

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

    Han Dynasty

    Marilyn Adams

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

    Barbara Hollowell

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

    Where Did Dragons Come From?

    Courtenay McGowen

    Topic 2 TBD

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

    Qing Dynasty - Western Influence in Art

    Elaine Pierce

    Topic 2 TBD

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

    Topics 1 & 2 TBD