The Asian Arts Council (AAC) exists to foster interest in the art of Asia through its lecture series, study group participation, curatorial and exhibition support, as well as Museum conservation efforts.
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The Asian Arts Council affords members a rich experience of Asian art and a deeper appreciation of the objects in the Museum’s Permanent Collection.
Other benefits of membership include:
Lecture series featuring programs by visiting scholars chosen to expand our experience and knowledge of objects in the collection, an exhibition, artist, medium or historical period
Participation in our active study group providing intellectual stimulation on a variety of topics
Organized visits to other southern California museums as well as trips to other museums of Asian interest around the nation
Curatorial lectures and tours of Museum exhibitions
Opportunities to meet and share with other Asian art enthusiasts
An informative monthly newsletter
Providing funds for acquisitions, curatorial and exhibition support, and vital conservation efforts to protect and preserve objects of art for generations to come
Opportunities to support your community by supporting an important local cultural institution
General meetings and lectures are held on the last Thursday of the month, January through October, virtually via Zoom at 1:00 p.m. For information on AAC meetings and programs, please contact Chair Chad Patton, or visit the Asian Arts Council website.
SDMA implemented a new membership system on May 1, 2023. All current members will need to create an account on the Member Portal when renewing, joining, or gifting membership or purchasing/reserving tickets. Your previous login information will not work in this new system due to security and privacy restrictions.
Follow the instructions below to create your account.