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Asian Arts Council Calendar

Lectures and Study Group meet in the Museum Boardroom.

  1. Lectures, and More
  2. Thursday, March 28 - 1:00 p.m.

    Making Paintings like Japanese Prints: How Vincent van Gogh’s Obsession with All Things Japanese Transformed his Art
    - Details

    During the last years of his life, Vincent van Gogh became obsessed with Japanese woodblock prints. Museum Docent and AAC member Hilda Yoder presents her research on how his study of these prints radicalized his painting style and contributed to his remarkable artistic development.

    Hilda Yoder, Docent

  3. Thursday, April 25 - 1:00 p.m.

    Stuffed Buddhas - Details

    What do we see when we look at works of Buddhist sculpture? Do we focus only on the exterior appearance? There are indeed hidden, interior worlds to Buddhist statues, reliquaries of visible and non-visible things.

    Gregory Levine, Ph.D., Professor of Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, Department of the History of Art, UC Berkeley

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

    Fragrant Visions: Painting Chinese Buddhist Ritual - Details

    The Huntington's Phillip E. Bloom, Ph.D., provides a glimpse into the multisensory experience of Chyinese Buddhist rituals - the fragrance of incense, the sounds of rhythmic chanting and clattering cymbols - through close reading of a series of 12th century paintings.

    Phillip E. Bloom, Ph.D., The Huntington Library, Center for East Asian Garden Studies, Director and Curator

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

    Interactions with Asian Art:

    Mutual Influences and Curious Connections

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

    CHINOISERIE: Chinese Motifs and Italy’s Fascination, 16th-18th c. 

    Barbara Hollowell

    Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE): Foundation of Imperial China

    Marilyn Adams

  4. 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 

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

    Qing Dynasty - Western Influence in Art

    Elaine Pierce

    Topic 2 TBD 

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

    Topics 1 & 2 TBD