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Collecting and Interpreting Women’s Art in India Today

Date:     Saturday, June - 28, 2014
Time:    3-4pm
Location:   Menlo College Auditorium
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton

SACHI, Teamwork Arts and Art Forum jointly present a lively and engaging discussion on Women’s Contemporary Art in India with two leading Bay Area scholars, Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, art historian, and Dipti Mathur, Bay Area collector of contemporary Indian art. Free admission and open to the public. For information contact info@sachi.org; tel. 650-918-6335.

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The Not-so-Hidden Secrets of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita

Date:     Friday, May - 23, 2014
Time:     2pm
Location:   Asian Art Museum, Education Classroom
200 Larkin St., San Francisco

SACHI and the Society for Asian Art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, are pleased to present an illuminating talk on Yoga and the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata.

Vedanta scholar Prasad Vepa will present the Not-so-Hidden Secrets of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita. This program is presented to conincide with the Asian Art Museum exhibition, Yoga: The Art of Transformation. Limited seating, rsvp to jim@societyforasianart.org.

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Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose in a Special Presentation, Public Notice 3: From Vivekananda to Kallat

Date:     Sunday, May - 18, 2014
Time:    2pm
Location:   Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall
200 Larkin St., San Francisco

SACHI and the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco are honored to present Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose, the Art Institute of Chicago Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art in a presentation of Public Notice 3: From Vivekananda to Kallat. Program will begin with Dance into the Light: An Invocation for Peace, yoga inspired Bharatanatyam Dance by Vidhya Subramanian, followed by Public Notice 3: From Vivekananda to Kallat, a lecture presentation by Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose, followed by audience Q&A and a public reception.

The event is free after museum admission. This program is presented to conincide with the Asian Art Museum exhibition, Yoga: The Art of Transformation.

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The World on Our Plates: Epic Journeys in Food and Cuisine Featuring Rachel Laudan and Harold McGee

Date:     Friday, April - 11, 2014
Time:    6pm-9:30pm
Location:   San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street, San Jose
www.sjmusart.org/visit/getting-here

 

SACHI and the San Jose Museum of Art are delighted to present an evening with two renowned food scholars to celebrate the exhibition, Around the Table.

6pm, Light Refreshment
6:30 and 6:45pm, Guided Exhibition Tours of Around the Table.
7:30-9:30pm, Rachel Laudan and Harold McGee share groundbreaking research, followed by conversation, audience Q&A, and a book signing

$20 Members; $25 Non-Members
To reserve space please RSVP, info@sachi.org; 650-918-6335. Early reservations recommended.

For full details, and to learn more about Rachel Laudan and Harold McGee, please

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A Children’s Yoga Adventure Celebration Mind, Body, Heart and Art!

Date:     Friday, April - 04, 2014
Time:     4-5pm
Location:   San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery320 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro

SACHI in cooperation with the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, and in support of the San Leandro Public Library Big Read 2014, is pleased to co-sponsor A Children’s Yoga Workshop celebrating Mind, Body, Heart and Art as part of the Library’s India Festival series.

Children, ages 4-12, are invited to participate in a yoga adventure! Featuring Vishnu’s OHMazing Journeys with Beth Reese, Founder, Yoginos: Yoga for Youth. To register, please call 510-577-3991 from 1-5pm, Wednesday through Friday

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The San Francisco Renaissance and Emergence of Integral Yoga and The Founding of the CIF and the CIIS

Date:     Wednesday, April - 02, 2014
Time:    7pm
Location:   2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco

SACHI and Cultural Integration Fellowship (CIF) invite you to explore a very special era in the history and culture of San Francisco.

Joseph Subbiondo, President, CIIS, California Institute of Integral Studies will present an illuminating talk on the San Francisco Renaissance and Emergence of Integral Yoga and the Founding of the CIF and the CIIS. This event is in conjunction with the Asian Art Museum exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation (Feb. 21 to May 25, 2014).

Please RSVP; info@sachi.org; 650-918-6335. Limited seating. Light refreshments will be served.

For full details,

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Not Only for Children: Games in the Islamic World and India Featuring Dr. Qamar Adamjee

Date:     Sunday, February - 02, 2014
Time:    11am
Location:   Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

Discover legends of the world’s great games presented by Dr. Qamar Adamjee, Associate Curator of South Asian Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. In this talk, curator Dr. Adamjee will take a brief look at the histories, social and literary contexts from which some of the most popular games of our times–chess, backgammon, pachisi, and snakes and ladders–have arisen and survived across many countries and many centuries. An illustrated lecture will take place from 11am-noon (recommended for adults and children), and a family group activity will be available from 11am-1pm (for all ages). The community is invited to bring their board games to the Art Center for an interactive family group session led by Tasmia Hussain.

For information, email Tasmia.Hussain@cityofpaloalto.org.
RSVP Recommended. For full details

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A Confluence of Cultures in the Blue World of Asian Indigo Featuring Visiting Scholar, Padmini Tolat Balaram

Date:     Tuesday, November - 26, 2013
Time:    2pm
Location:   Palo Alto Art Center1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

The indigo dye is one of the oldest and best known natural colors in
the world. The word “indigo” originally refers to a dye, native to India.
Indian indigo was much sought after for its superior quality and
remained a rare and exotic commodity until the 16th century.
Because of its high value as a trading commodity, indigo was often
referred to as Blue Gold. Please see the invitation link below to learn more about Padmini Tolat Balaram and the event. Lecture fee is $10. For RSVP and inquiries, contact info@sachi.org; tel. 650-918-6335.

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A Special Anniversary Event on the Life & Legacy of Artist M.F. Husain

Date:     Saturday, November - 16, 2013
Time:     2pm
Location:   Samsun Hall, Asian Art Museum200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Please join us for an illustrated talk by Professor Daniel Herwitz entitled “M. F. Husain, Between Modernism and Celebrity.” Presented by SACHI and the Asian Art Museum, Professor Herwitz will use images and words to explore the work of M.F. Husain. The SACHI Annual Meeting will occur at 1:15, followed by a SACHI Commemoration Film Screening at 1:45pm, followed by the Annual Event. Wine and refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, contact info@sachi.org.

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A Diwali Celebration!

Date:     Sunday, October - 13, 2013
Time:    2pm
Location:   Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

SACHI and the Asian Art Museum present a Classical North Indian Flute Concert with G.S. Sachdev on the bansuri (flute) and Swapan Chaudhuri on the tabla.

Tickets for priority seating include museum admission and reception.
$45 SACHI and/or AAM members; $50 non-members
$35 SACHI and/or AAM members; $40 non-members
For priority seating, email info@sachi.org or call 650-349-1247.

For general seating, $15 AAM members, $27 non-AAM members. Purchase online, http://www.asianart.org/ or at museum admission desk. For more information email info@sachi.org or call 650-918-6335.