The Asian Art Council (AAC) acts as a forum for education and discussion about Asian art—from ancient to modern—through lectures, demonstrations, gallery walks, and visits to private collections. In addition, the AAC provides financial support to the Department of Asian Art for the acquisition and preservation of Asian art.

Past events hosted by the AAC include lectures on such diverse topics as Iconoclasm in Afghanistan, Digitizing Chinese Art, Japanese Shrines, Korean Ceramics, and South Indian Murals; Bamboo Basket Making, and Ikebana and Chinese Ink Painting. Patron-level members receive exclusive access to small curator-led tours, conversations, and travel.

Contact Us
For more information, please contact Elyse Strand, coordinator of programs and events, at aac@artic.edu or (312) 443-7282.

Join the Asian Art Council now. Please note that you must be a member of the Art Institute of Chicago to join the Asian Art Council.