The Asian Art Council (AAC) is a support organization for the Department of Asian Art of the Art Institute of Chicago, which houses one of the major U.S. collections of Asian art from Japan, China, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, and the Islamic world.
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. The AAC biannual newsletter provides information about events and Asian art across the country. Through dues and fundraising functions, the AAC provides financial support to the department for acquisitions of Asian art objects. Additionally, members are able to give their voices to the selection of these objects at the Annual Meeting.
Events hosted by the AAC have included lectures on such topics as Indian Art in the Era of Globalization, Great Shrines of Iran, American Collectors of Asian Art, Kangxi Porcelain; demonstrations of the Japanese arts of bamboo basket making and ikebana; visits to private collections of Asian objects such as Southeast Asian ceramics and bronzes, Chinese jades, and Japanese paintings; and curator-led travel to museums and collections in other cities.
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Heather Black Francie Blair Marion Wood Covey Nancie Dunn Patricia Brett Erens Ethel Gofen Michael Hobor Richard Horwood Barbara Kipper Diane Levy Edmund J. Lewis H. George Mann Charles Mottier John Notz Richard A. Pegg Betty Seid Allen R. Smart James M. Trapp Katherine Tsiang Pooja Vukosavich Daniel S. Walker, ex officio Roger L. Weston
Asian Art Council Coordinator
Encounters with Asia: Pursuing China’s Past Join us for this seminar series presented by the Asian Art Council For more information, contact Susan Packard at (312) 443-7282.
To Adorn the Body, Venerate the Ancestors, and Feast Friends from Afar: Jades and Bronzes of Ancient China Colin C. Mackenzie, senior curator of early Chinese art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Tuesday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. Nichols Board of Trustees Suite Asian Art Council members: $20 lecture, $50 lunch and lecture Nonmembers: $30 lecture, $60 lunch and lecture
Escorts for Eternity Elinor Pearlstein, associate curator of Chinese art, Art Institute of Chicago Tuesday, April 16, 11:00 a.m. Nichols Board of Trustees Suite Asian Art Council members: $20 lecture, $50 lunch and lecture Nonmembers: $30 lecture, $60 lunch and lecture Performing the Divine: Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian Practice in Chinese Art Stanley Murashige, associate professor of art history, theory, and criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Tuesday, April 23, 11:00 a.m. Nichols Board of Trustees Suite Asian Art Council members: $20 lecture, $50 lunch and lecture Nonmembers: $30 lecture, $60 lunch and lecture Refinement of Taste: Chinese Ceramics of theTang and Song Dynasties Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art and head of the Department of Asian Art Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Tuesday, April 30, 11:00 a.m. Nichols Board of Trustees Suite Asian Art Council members: $20 lecture, $50 lunch and lecture Nonmembers: $30 lecture, $60 lunch and lecture
3 days 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago Now on view—The Yoshida Family: Three Generations of Japanese Print Artists presents the work of the prolific Yoshida family, all of whom have been integral in major 20th-century Japanese print movements.
3 days 20 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—[insert YOU here] showcases teen art curated by our Art Institute Teen Council members. Now on view in the Ryan Education Center.
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