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$50 per person includes food tasking over high tea.
Following an illustrated talk on the Malabar Spice Trade by Anna Spudich, Chef Srijith Gopinathan will share his Culinary Journey discussing his personal experiments with spice route influences in contemporary cuisine. A Food Tasting over High Tea will complement the program. A carefully selected menu will represent an innovative personal take on traditional Kerala dishes the Chef grew up with during his Kerala years.
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, In collaboration with School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), London,
And Society For Art & Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI) Presents From Samarkand to San Francisco: A Zoroastrian Synopsis by Dr. Jennifer Rose
In a lively, illustrated presentation, Dr. Jennifer Rose will provide an introduction to the Zoroastrian religion, one of the world’s oldest surviving belief systems. From its origins in Bronze Age Central Asia to its evolution across three powerful Iranian empires, and its expansion to India, Europe, and North America, Zoroastrianism has had a profound impact on
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American Collectors in an Emergent Indian Art World: Contemporary Indian Art in the Chester & Davida Herwitz Family Collection
An illustrated talk by Prof. Daniel Herwitz
A literary panel discussion follows at 3:30pm with authors Sonia Falerio, Vikram Chandra and Saikat Majumdar.
SACHI and Asian Art Museum Trustee Komal Shah invite you to a Special Event with Enacte Arts
An illustrated talk with live Mughal era like costumes presented by renowned theater director Feisal Alkazi. Tea and refreshments will be served.
Distinguished visiting guests: Ambassador Herbert Traxl and Kathak Dance Exponent, Shovana Narayan.
An Evening of Ragas
Presented by Hindustani classical vocalist and visiting artist, Viraj Amar with accompanying artists Sudev Sheth on tabla and Anand Karve on harmonium
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8pm
Home of Jasmin & Gagan Arneja
4378 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco
Please join SACHI friends in an historic Noe Valley neighborhood for an enchanting evening of ragas. Royal and religious patronage inspired rich music traditions transmitted from masters to disciples. As court artists entertained the ruling elite and major temples encouraged music as a form of worship, various schools evolved under revered masters assuming unique characteristics. Each school represented a particular lineage of music, called gharana.
SACHI Field Trip to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11am
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street, San Jose
Folk Indian Textiles from the Collection of Carol Summers
comprises a rich variety of textiles created by anonymous
craftspeople. Abundant colors, textures, handwork, and
embroidery adorn the galleries. A complementary exhibit
showcases the work of contemporary textile artist Junco Sato Pollack. Meditation in Space and Time: Junco Sato Pollack—Sutra Chant Hangings and Stich-by-Stitch Mandalas transforms 21st century fabrics into ethereal compositions.
Rajasthan Jewelry: A Renaissance
Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 2pm
Home of Sonya Pelia & Matthew Lutzker
3517 Oak Drive, Menlo Park
Join us for an illustrated take on style, craft tradition and modern adaptation in jewelry design with Sirjana Singh. This informal talk will introduce the traditional practice of craft and its adaptation to modern design. Various genres of Rajasthan jewelry will be discussed with a special
emphasis on the techniques of Jadaoo, Kundan and Polki.
The Mahabharata: An Indian Epic Poem
Retold by a modern Vyasa, Jean-Claude Carrière
Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 1-3:30 p.m.
Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Author, actor and legendary screenwriter, Jean-Claude Carrière gives Bay Area audiences a simple but powerful, one-man rendition of the story of The Mahabharata in the style of the old wandering minstrels of India.
Image: Peter Brook’s Mahabharata at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris in 1987. Photograph: Julio Donoso/Corbis Sygma
Search for Identity in Asian American Art
by Dr. Mary Ann Milford-Lutzker
Professor of Art History and Carver Professor of East Asian Studies, Mills College
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
SACHI and the Asian Art Museum invite you to an illustrated talk discussing the works of two leading contemporary artists, Zarina Hashmi and Hung Liu in the Search for Identify in Asian American Art.
Image: Zarina, House of Many Rooms, 1993, Portfolio of 4 etchings and text. Sheet size: 16.5 x 29.5 in., Image size: 9 x 8 in.
Author Anne Cherian was born and raised in India. Her Jewish mother, the granddaughter of a rabbi, grew up in Berkeley, and her father was a Jacobite Syrian Christian from India. During her youth, Cherian’s close circle of friends included Baghdadi and Bene Israel Jews. In 1982, she was finally able to meet her mother’s family when she began her graduate studies at UC Berkeley.Cherian’s new novel, The Invitation, explores the themes of identity, assimilation, family, friendship, and success among a group of first generation Indian immigrants.
The event is co-presented by SACHI with the Jewish Community Library.