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Study Group

The Study Group provides a learning opportunity for those who would like to deepen their knowledge of the many facets of Asian art.  Each year when a new subject for study is chosen, members choose a topic to study in depth, present it to the group and learn from all the other members’ presentations.  It is a stimulating and enjoyable way to learn and make new friends in a small group.

The topic for the upcoming year is Korean Art in the San Diego Museum of Art and Beyond: Tradition, Experimentation, and Influence. Korean objects were related to the Museum’s collection as part of the broader study of Korean art, history and culture. Our theme of Korean art relates directly to the focus of the Asian Arts Council in the fiscal year: the 2015 Heritage Luncheon featured Korean art specialist Dr. Robert Mowry as the speaker. In addition, the AAC highlighted Korean art in several lectures in 2016.

We meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Museum Boardroom on the third Monday of September through November and March through June. January and February meeting dates are on the second Monday of those months due to the Museum closure for national holidays.

Study Group Calendar - Printable flyer
Archived Study Group schedules

2015-2016 Study Group Presentations

Sept.21  PowerPointTechniques with Korean Images

Sandi Calabough

   Korean Art in the San Diego Museum and Beyond

Allie Arnell

Oct. 19 Korean Culture and Language John Kelly
  Chinese Connections to Korea Chui-hui Shih
Nov. 16 Archeology and Early Art Joanne Watson
  Three Kingdoms and Silla Pottery Norma Ferrara
Jan. 11 Korean Art in the San Diego Museum - walk through Allie Arnell
  Korean Celadon of the Goryeo Dynasty Jim Richter 
Feb. 8, Chinese New Year Koryo Painting & Calligraphy Lily Birmingham
  Sculpture Dana Baldwin
Mar. 21 Chosun: Painting Allie Arnell
  Ceramics from the Korean Renaissance and Beyond – Joseon Dynasty Lily Birmingham
April 18 Chinese Paintings in the San Diego Museum of Art, Part III Ping-Hui Ku
May 16 Korean art Marika Sardar, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Southern Asian and Islamic Arts
June 20 Assign next year's Study Group topics on Persian art