Friends of Asian Art and Culture Events

March 2024 EVENTS: PDF

Chinese Painting

Reading Together: Yellowface

Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art

China 2024: What Does the Two Sessions Mean for the Economy, Politics, and Foreign Policy?

Reading Together: Yellowface

Heavenly Empress Wu Zetian: From Concubine to the Throne

Discussion: The Chinese American Experience

Yellowface

Yellowface Through an Ethics Lens

Meet Yellowface’ Author R. F. Kuang

Productive Differences: Art, Labor and Education in Southwest China

Exhibiting Meiji Art and Culture: A Curatorial Perspective

Kyungmi Shin: A Story to Finding Us

Anyang: China’s Ancient City of Kings 

 

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2024 EVENTS: PDF

Meditation and Mindfulness  

2024 Spring Chinese Language and Culture Classes                                                                                  

2024 Spring Tai Chi Classes  

2024 Spring Chinese Art Classes   

Anime in the Afternoon 

2024 Spring Chinese Tea Ceremony Class  

Cultural Bridges with AARP: History of Lunar New Year  

Three Perfections of Chinese Art: Exploring Chinese Calligraphy, Painting and Poetry 

Lunar New Year Celebration (at Kalamazoo Public Library)

Lunar New Year Celebration (at Portage District Library)

2024 CAGK Lunar New Year Gala 

Chinese Ink Painting

Cup of Light 

Lantern Festival Celebration (at WMU Student Center)

Lantern Festival Celebration (at Portage Zhang Senior Center)

Anyang: China’s Ancient City of Kings 

Kyungmi Shin: A Story to Finding Us  

 

DECEMBER 2023 EVENTS: PDF

Godzilla as Anti-nuclear Activitist and Anthropocene Guerilla 

Meditation and Mindfulness  

Just Energy Transitions and SDGs: Tools and Enablers  

Anime in the Afternoon  

The Ballot and Beyond: South Asia in 2024

Cultural Bridges With  AARP: Introduction to  Japanese Cuisine and Tea 

Sneak Peek— Across the Sea: Ceramics and the Korea–Japan Maritime Frontier

Remembering C. C. Wang — Artist, Collector, and Connoisseur of Chinese Paintings

Lines of Abstraction: A Curatorial Conversation

A Bridge Between Two Worlds: Works by Wu Jian’an

C.C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction

Anyang: China’s Ancient City of Kings 

  

NOVEMBER 2023 EVENTS: PDF

A Bridge Between Two Worlds: Works by Wu Jian’an 

C.C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction 

Anyang: China’s Ancient City of Kings  

Anime in the Afternoon 

Oxford Debate: Is India Becoming a Superpower? 

UnReeled: Unsung Heroes of Ink 

Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversation About Art 

Meditation and Mindfulness 

An Evening with Wu Jian’an  

The History Of Asia, Pacific War 

ARTbreak Series: Chinese Calligraphy 

Transformational Leaders and Dynamics of Chinese Foreign Policy 

Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Can Communication and Understanding facilitate Accommodation in the US-China Relationship 

  

OCTOBER 2023 EVENTS: PDF

FAAC Special Event:
Tour of the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Contemporary Tree Sculpture Exhibition     View flyer

 

JFF+ Independent Cinema 2023 

A Bridge Between Two Worlds: Works by Wu Jian’an 

C.C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction 

Anyang: China’s Ancient City of Kings  

An Introduction to Sake 

Perception and Misperception in U.S.-China Relation 

Weight and Whimsy: Chinese Language in Contemporary Art 

Japan: People, Society, Tradition and its Relations with the US

 

SEPTEMBER 2023 EVENTS: PDF

Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art 

Takeout Tuesdays: "Oracle Bones: From Divination to AI" with docent Mary Howell 

2023 Fall Tai Chi Classes 

2023 Fall non-credit Online Chinese Language Classes 

2023 Fall Chinese Tea Ceremony Class 

Nature as a Spiritual Resource: A Japanese Perspective 

Artist Talk 1 | Exploring Pokémon in Japanese Craft 

Takeout Tuesdays: "Meditation on Water: Kondo Takahiro's Reduction-Wave-" with docent Etsuko Kobata 

Takeout Tuesdays: "A Jewish Wedding Crown from India" with docent Kathleen Meagher 

Taiwan’s Vibrant Cuisine 

Exploring Popular Culture in Japan with Dr. Brian White 

TLC Brown Bag Talk: Food Consumption and Well-Being in China during Covid 

UnReeled: Anime at the KIA: Film Screening of Mirai 

Takeout Tuesdays: "The Story of the Rabbit" with docent Doris Chun 

 

AUGUST 2023 EVENTS: PDF

Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art 

The Marukis: Their Paintings, and Their Peace Activism in Postwar Japan 

Art Detectives: Natsumi! 

Rose Chiu: Heart Intoxicated By Watercolor 

The Legend of Zelda: Exploring the Legacy of Breath of the Wild 

Bonsai: Small Wonders 

The Art of Making, from Thought to Process 

 

JULY 2023 EVENTS: PDF

Cross Currents: East/West 

Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art 

Art Detectives: Natsumi’s Song of Summer 

Japan’s Security Policy Transformation: Why Now? 

Ikebana Day Celebration 2023 / Ikebana International Chicago Chapter 

Curators’ Talk on Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art 

Takeout Tuesdays: "Ceramics: Import and Export" with docent Bianca Larson 

Taiko Drumming with Carolyn Koebel and Jonathan Wegner 

Takeout Tuesdays: "Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds" with docent Jim Brown 

Exploring Traditional and Modern Japan with the Soga Japan Center 

Japan-Middle East Relations     

 

JUNE 2023 EVENTS: PDF

Cross Currents: East/West 

Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art 

Hokusai’s Career in Prints 

Japan’s Role in Efforts to Combat Climate Change 

Artistry and Spectacle in the Kabuki Tradition 

Migration, Identity, and Diasporas at the Intersection of Japan Studies and Global Asia 

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Mary Brodbeck 

Commercial Music and Intergenerational Community in the Toyama City Center 

The Legend of Zelda: Exploring the Legacy of Breath of the Wild 

  

MAY 2023 EVENTS: PDF

Expressions in Paper and Clay 

Takeout Tuesdays: Heavenly Horses with docent Mary Howell 

Kodomo No Hi Japanese Golden Week Children’s Day Celebration 

2023 Asian Forum, Death and Dying in East Asia 

Summer Tai Chi Classes and non-credit Online Chinese Language Classes 

Takeout Tuesdays: Word of Art: Stringing Traditional and Contemporary with docent Kasey Yang 

Cross Currents: East/West 

ARTbreak: Cross Currents: East/West with Yoshisuke Funasaka and Mary Brodbeck 

Takeout Tuesdays: Contemporary Artist Yoong Bae’s Meditations with docent Kalpana Desai 

Takeout Tuesdays: A Philippine Virgin Mary: Devotion in Grandeur with docent Jane Dalisay 

When Art Meets Science: Practicing Japanese Art History at the Harvard Art Museums with Rachel Saunders

Takeout Tuesdays: The Donor of This Song Water Dropper Is Not Your Average Joe with docent Larry Mock 

 

APRIL 2023 EVENTS: PDF

Expressions in Paper and Clay 

Wonder Tales from Japan 

Takeout Tuesdays: Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art with docent Aggie Brenneman 

Chinese Americans in the Heartland: Migration, Work, and Community 

Smithsonian Event: Meditation and Mindfulness 

Takeout Tuesdays: Three Masters of Lingnan with docent Linda Lei 

Into the Dragon’s Mouth: A Conversation with Architect and Author Benjamin Wood 

A Night of Rakugo with KATSURA Sunshine 

Takeout Tuesdays: Jade Cup — A Mini Mughal Masterpiece with docent Kathleen Meagher  

 

MARCH 2023 EVENTS: PDF

FAAC Special Event:
Tour of the Cleveland Museum of Art     View flyer

 

Expressions in Paper and Clay 

Takeout Tuesdays: Guardian of Flame with docent Neaera Baer 

Artistry and Innovation in Japanese Ceramics and Printmaking  

Takeout Tuesdays: Our Phoenixes at the Museum with docent Peggy Mathers 

Takeout Tuesdays: The Art of Islam is Written with docent Steve Zilles 

 

JANUARY and February 2023 EVENTS: 

The Great Leap 

Lantern Festival Gala 

An American Family Experiences China: 1910-1923 

From Chinatown to Every Town: How Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneurs Have Expanded Restaurant Business in the United States 

 

DECEMBER 2022 EVENTS: PDF

Captive Beauties: Depictions of Women in Late Imperial China

Clay as Soft Power – Shikigare Ware in Postwar America and Japan

Kyoko Michishita Film Screenings

Takeout Tuesdays: Chiura Obata’s Grand Nature

Takeout Tuesdays: Fang Zhaoling, A Life Painting

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai WeiWei

Takeout Tuesdays: Chinese Lacquerware

 

NOVEMBER 2022 EVENTS: PDF

Captive Beauties: Depictions of Women in Late Imperial China

ARTbreak: Captive Beauties – Depictions of Women in Late Imperial China 

Chinese Food by Region 

Takeout Tuesdays: Ikebana – Japanese Flower Arranging 

ARTbreak: Captive Beauties – Depictions of Women in Late Imperial China

Burning Roses by S.L. Huang 

 

OCTOBER 2022 EVENTS: PDF

Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei

Japan: People, Society, Traditions and its Relation with the U.S. 

Zero-COVID, Carbon Neutrality, and the Future of Coercive Environmentalism 

Takeout Tuesdays: The Buddha on the Move Part 2: China in 338 

Joy Light Lecture on East Asian Art-- Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy 

Art for Breakfast with Stanley Wong: Extraordinary Odyssey – My Work Exposed 

 

SEPTEMBER 2022 EVENTS: PDF

Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei

Ornithology Jazz Club: Himiko Kukuchi with Tottori Jazz

Moon Festival Celebration at Zhang Portage Community Senior Center

ARTbreak: Contemporary Ceramics and the Chinese Worldview with Dr. Andrew Maske

Takeout Tuesdays: The Buddha on the Move Part 1: Pala, India 

Takeout Tuesdays: Dialogue Now and Then: A Contemporary Embroidery by Miram Lim Lee 

Art for Breakfast with Stanley Wong: art:zen anothermountainman’s creative life journey

Rising Star: Tony Siqi Yun

Takeout Tuesdays: Re-imagining the Heroic Tale: Serpent Kaliya and Dancing Krishna

China Planet: Environmental Implications of the Rise of China

 

AUGUST 2022 EVENTS: PDF

Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei

ARTbreak: Jennfier Zona and Danny Giancaspro

Takeout Tuesday: Strength and Beauty from a Brush Stroke 

Takeout Tuesdays: Bojagi (Wrapping Cloth) 

ARTbreak: Inja Cho and Madeline Kaczmarczyk 

World Kamishibai Forum: Kamishibai and Deaf Children 

 

JULY 2022 EVENTS: PDF

FAAC Special Event:
 
Introducing Chinese Opera From The Perspective of Visual Art  View flyer
 
Tour of the Frederick Meijer Gardens and the Yinka Shonibare Exhibit  View flyer
 

Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei

Takeout Tuesday: Fountain of Light

Balancing the Cosmos: Evening with Li Hongwei

Takeout Tuesdays: Thangka of the Fifth Dalai Lama

Ancient Korean Architecture in Context

Queer Pasts and Futures: Experimental Films with Việt Lê and TT Takemoto

 

JUNE 2022 EVENTS: PDF

“100 Years in Bloom” Peony Concert and Centennial Celebrations 

Linling Lu: Musical Meditations  

Takeout Tuesdays: Shiva and Parvati 

Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei 

An Insider’s Introduction to the Kyoto National Museum 

Takashi Harada – The Ondes Martenot – Special Video Event 

Re-History Series: Loss, Hope, and Conservation in Southeast Asian Textiles 

 

May 2022 Events: PDF

Immigration Stories of Asian American Women: Here is Happiness  

Takeout Tuesdays: Lotus Power 

An Evening with Lingling Lu 

Japanese Painting for the 21st Century: Ryo Shinagawa 

Linling Lu: Musical Meditations 

JFNY Literary Series presents Yoko Ogawa X Stephen Snyder 

 

April 2022 events: PDF

FAAC Special Event:
 
Image and Text: A Detective Reading of a Rare Chinese Mirror Design View flyer
 
Monkey Around - Asian American Activism and Arts View Recording View Flyer  

 

Pulling the Nation’s Noodles: Ramen and the Chinese Origins of Modern Japanese Cuisine?

Solo Piano Recital: Yuja Wang

Spreading Indra’s Net in Manhattan: D.T. Suzuki’s Columbia University Seminars

Takeout Tuesdays: The Art of Fans

Book Discussion: Concentric Circles

Artist Talk: It’s Like Breathing: Mio Yamato

Japanese Foundation New York Literary Series Presents: Aoko Matsuda x Dolly Barton

Linling Lu: Musical Meditations

 

March 2022 events: PDF

China's Domestic and External Economic Challenges

Linling Lu: Musical Meditations

Takeout Tuesdays: The Cosmic Buddha

Mokulito (Wood Lithography)

We Are Our Stories: Being Asian and Asian American in Kalamazoo

The Best We Could Do

Chinese Speech Contest at Western Michigan University

Persian New Year Storytelling

 

February 2022 Events: PDF 

Vistas: Visions of China, Japan, and Korea  

Japanese Film Festival Online 2022 

The Rise and Fall of Imperial China: The Social Origins of State Development 

Batiks: Spectacular Textiles of Java  

Can China Sustain its Current Level of Food Security?  

 

January 2022 events: PDF

ARTbreak: Encounter 

Where Japan Stands in the Global Contemporary Art Ecosystem | Mami Kataoka 

"Why Chopsticks? Utensil-use, Changing Foodway and Eating Style in Asia" 

2022 Lunar New Year Gala at WMU 

Vistas: Visions of China, Japan, and Korea

 

December 2021 events:   PDF

 

November 2021 Events:   PDF