Support Group

Asian Art Society

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP:
$250 per member
$100 per junior member (under 40)
$50 per student member, with valid full-time student ID

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The Asian Art Society was founded in 1975 and plays an integral role in supporting the Asian Art Department through acquisitions, workshops, symposia, lectures, publications and exhibitions. Talks by outstanding scholars are sponsored by the group and are free and open to the public.  There are also special gatherings such as exhibition openings and an annual Moon Viewing party for members and invited guests. Throughout the year an informal Lunch and Learn group meets over lunch to discuss a topic concerning Asian art or a book the group has read. Travel opportunities to local and national events involving Asian art are also a part of this support group’s mission.

Upcoming Events

Moon Jar

October 1 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Moon jar in the Korean gallery.

The Weldon Collection of Asian Art

October 5 @ 10:30 am

The gift of the Asian art collection of Henry H. and June deH Weldon to the BMA is transformative. It contains over 450 major works from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia spanning thousands of years of history and enriches

Asian Art Society’s Annual Moon Viewing Party (Private Event)

October 5 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of traditional music, art-making, foods, sake tasting, and more! This event is by invitation to Asian Art Society members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: http://artsbma.org/support-groups/ RSVP to 205-254-2567.

Opening Reception (Private Event)

November 5 @ 5:00 pm

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection   We invite you join us to explore the fascinating role of art in this life and the next, celebrating the opening of this exhibition. This event is by invitation to Asian Art Society,

Perfume Fountain

November 26 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Chinese porcelain perfume fountain in the Chinoiserie gallery.

Wood-Carved Figurines

November 30 @ 6:00 pm

Be inspired by traditional Japanese wood carving techniques for creating figurines. Learn about step-by-step processes that were used to create figurative sculptures, and create your own contemporary interpretation using similar wood carving techniques. No prior experience is necessary. All materials

Casting Ceramic Forms

December 2 @ 1:00 pm

The Weldon Exhibition includes a tiger pillow which is a cast ceramic form and was traditionally used in some Chinese homes to ward off evil and influence your dreams. Use a similar process to create your own contemporary interpretation of