TAG: Asian art

Drop-In Drawing
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Drawing

Monthly program on the second Tuesday of the month
Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Next Occurs on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

(Re)kindle your creative passions in these informal sketching sessions on the second Tuesday of every month. Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month. More

Hanuman Flies to the Himalayas for Magical Herbs
Event: Lectures & Programs

The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

Asian Art Association and Curator’s Circle Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

Demons and monkeys battle. Noblemen and women fall in love, perform valiant deeds, and sometimes betray each other. Both the magical events of the world of superheroes and real human experiences familiar to us all fill the stories of the legendary Indian prince Rama. More

Joomchi: The Art of Felting Paper Anew
Event: Lectures & Programs

Joomchi: The Art of Felting Paper Anew

Asian Art Association and Curator's Circle Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

To artist Sammy Seung-min Lee, balancing two modes of art making—book binding and joomchi, a traditional Korean technique of beating papers to create collages—mimics the symmetry of life. More

The Learned Ganesha of Cambodia
Event: Lectures & Programs

The Learned Ganesha of Cambodia

Asian Art Association and Curator's Circle Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

Dr. Peter Sharrock of London University explores the history of Ganesha, the great, cultivated, elephant-headed Hindu god capable of solving all problems. Long loved by merchants, scholars, and writers, Ganesha was worshipped before all major undertakings as the lord who removes snags and encumbrances. More

Tactile Tables: Asian Art Collection
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Asian Art Collection

Occurs every day through February 11, 2017. Next Occurs on

Get hands on with art! This month, visitors are invited to explore tactile objects from our Asian art collection. More

Photo by Neha Gautam.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Rewiring Bharata Natyam for the 21st Century

Lecture & Demonstration by Choreographer Parijat Desai
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Choreographer Parijat Desai will describe the classic rhythmic composition (jathi), the sculptural positions of steps, and the abhinaya or gesture and facial storytelling forms of bharata natyam classical Indian dance, and how she rewires them using contemporary dance technique.

Accompanied by local musicians Aaron Paige and Priya Hariharan, this extraordinary, New York-based choreographer and dancer will share a few Krishna stories and present a new dance to a familiar song! More

Untitled Final Fridays
Event: Untitled Final Fridays

Untitled: Power Suit

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm10:00pm.

Roll up your sleeves and dress to impress at a costume-themed party that’s suited for stars. More

Going into Markets: Ceramic Pillows of the Cizhou Ware in 10th–13th century China
Event: Lectures & Programs

Going into Markets: Ceramic Pillows of the Cizhou Ware in 10th–13th century China

Curator's Circle Lecture
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

During the Song and Jin dynasties of China (10th–13th centuries) a decorative day-to-day household item, ceramic pillows of Cizhou ware, stand as symbols of the cultural commodities market. Where were they made, and how did they become a popular market product? More

Padmasambhava as Guru Drakpochy
Event: Lectures & Programs

Time Travel by Thangka: Tibetan Treasures at the Asian Art Museum-San Francisco

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

For six hundred years, Tibet has been home to a religious tradition based on texts called the terma or treasures. Some of these texts occur in the context of thangka paintings or rare illuminated manuscripts; some were even viewed as actual bodies of the figures represented on them. More

Two Great Traditions: Japanese Ceramics and the Art of Tea
Event: Lectures & Programs

Two Great Traditions: Japanese Ceramics and the Art of Tea

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Since at least the 1500s Japanese ceramics have been heavily influenced by the custom of formalized tea drinking often referred to as “the tea ceremony.” While not in fact a ceremony, the discipline of chanoyu does use choreographed movement and planning, enabling participants to focus on the aesthetics and feelings particular to an event. More

Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Conversation with a Curator: From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Join curator Tianlong Jiao on a tour through From the Fire: Contemporary Japanee Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection. More

Liu Jianhua. Courtesy of the artist.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Curator's Circle: Ceramic Artist Liu Jianhua

From “Elusive Delight” to "No Sense, No Content”….The Thinking in My Works
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

World-renowned Chinese ceramic artist Liu Jianhua will present the trail of his thinking in creating many of his intriguing and appealing works over the past two decades. More

Kosode with waterfall, chrysanthemums, and footed tray, Early Edo period, 17th century.
Event: Lectures & Programs

The History of the Kimono

with Dr. Hiroko Johnson
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Follow the development of design, uses, style, and decorative techniques in kimono with Dr. Hiroko Johnson, Professor Emeritus and Lecturer in Japanese Art History, San Diego State University. More

Students learning about Japanese art and culture during a field trip at the Denver Art Museum
Field Trip

Japan

Grades K-8

Students are transported to another place and time as they respectfully handle a samurai sword, carefully hold tea bowls, and explore ink painting tools, all while looking closely at historic art of Japan.

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Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.
Exhibition

From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
On View through October 1, 2017

This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. More

Event: Lectures & Programs

Curator's Circle: Pictorial Ceramics—Contemporary Porcelain

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Renowned collector of Chinese arts Humphrey H.K. Hui will lead us in a discussion of the painting styles found on contemporary Chinese porcelain from early Republic (1912-1949) works to the recognized masters of present day, including the popular faking of Qing dynasty pieces. More

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