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

Sixteenth Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

March 3 @ 6:00 pm

In this special lecture, art historian John Seyller Ph.D, will illuminate the illustrious career of a previously unknown Mughal court painter, Abd al-Karim, who until recently was only known as the Bodleian Painter.

Holi: A Festival of Color

March 10 @ 11:00 am

Join the BMA and the Indian Cultural Society for the 8th annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color.

Guanyin

March 11 @ 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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Guanyin in the Chinese gallery.

ArtBreak

April 18 @ 12:00 pm

Join us this month for a talk by Cathleen Cummings, UAB associate professor of art history, who specializes in South Asian art history.

News

2017 Annual Moon Viewing Festival

On Thursday, October 5, the BMA’s Asian Art Society gathered with friends, old and new, to celebrate the mid-autumn harvest moon. With traditional music organized by Athena Chang, guests were entertained with performances by flautist Dr. Yiu-Fai Chen, Longquan Li

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