Cultural Events

The Cultural Events co-chairs arrange Asia-related cultural events of interest for the membership, e.g. curator or docent-led tours of museum exhibitions, visits to private collections, tours of embassies, or demonstrations of arts such as calligraphy, dance, or ikebana. Most cultural events are held in the Washington D.C. area, but visits to special exhibitions in other cities may be scheduled.

Cultural Events for 2020-2021 (all events were on Zoom)

A talk by Frank Feltens, Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, National Museum of Asian Art –  The Japanese Tea Ceremony

A presentation on Chinese Snuff Bottles by Berthe and John Ford, Current President and Former President of the International Society of Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors

Dr. Rohit Ranijitkar, Programme Director, Kathmandu Valley Preservation presentation on the preservation of important structures in Kathmandu

A presentation by Katie Ziglar, Director, and Peter Nisbet, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Ackland Museum of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  – Clouding Sign and Symbol in Asian Art

Nathalie Johnston, Director Myanm/art – Art in Myanmar

Emma Stein, Asst. Curator South and Southeast Asian Art, National Museum of Asian Art – Spectacular Temple Cities of South and Southeast Asia

Stephen Huyler, Curator – Sonabei’s Creative Solution to Oppression

Fashioning Beauty, Rachel Parikh, Assistant Curator of Asian & Mid. Eastern Art, Worcester Art Museum – A Look at Worcester Art Museum’s Two Kimono Exhibitions

Ariana Maki, Associate Director of the University of Virginia Tibet Center,  – There is Always Something to Celebrate in Bhutan