Asian Art Society

Founded in 1975, the Asian Art Society (AAS) aims to cultivate greater interest in the IMA through the Museum’s renowned collection of Asian Art. Members of the AAS support the IMA‘s Asian art collection by assisting in the selection and acquisition of new works of art for the Asian Art Department and co-sponsoring dinners and lectures with prominent art collectors, historians, and dealers. Events hosted by the AAS have included lectures on such topics as Life and Art in the Ming Dynasty, Japanese Screens, The Art of Kabuki, and many more. The AAS is led by a Board of Directors and is advised by John Teramoto, Curator of Asian Art and a Museum Affiliate liaison.

Upcoming Events


TRAVEL: The Ball State Museum of Fine Arts
Leave the IMA at 10:30 and return to IMA by 5:00
This event is open to Asian Art Society members and guests
$25.00 per person

The Asian Art Society will be taking a road trip to Muncie to visit the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University. The newly reinstalled and expanded Asian galleries which feature Indian, Chinese and Japanese art are the focus of the trip. There will be a self-pay lunch at nearby Barn Brasserie upon arrival and a private tour of the Asian galleries from 1:30 – 2:15. Time for further viewing will allow a closer look at Asian or the other fine collections in this university teaching gallery.

The group will travel by carpool or small bus (for an additional fee) if enough people sign up.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 7, 2014 by mailing a check for $25.00 made payable to IMA-AAS to Niels Lyster, 1752 Glencary Crest, Indianapolis, IN 46228


Asian Art Society Annual Picnic
more details to come
View images from past AAS events on Flickr.

2013-2014 Board Officers

Nancy Inui, President
Niels Lyster, Treasurer
Florence Pauly, Secretary
Marni Fechtman, Membership
Marcia Krieg, Member at Large
Carol Stoup, Member at Large
Jane Nolan, Member at Large
Vishant Shah, Ex-officio
Gordon Winter, Ex-officio

AAS Membership Dues

Become a member of the AAS today! In order to be eligible for membership in the AAS, you must be an IMA member.

$50 individual
$75 dual/couple
$75 individual patron
$125 dual/couple patron

All but $25 of membership dues go toward the AAS Accession Fund.

Please make checks payable to the Asian Art Society – IMA and mail to:
IMA/Affiliate Support
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Join or Renew

Join or Renew your IMA membership today! Your renewed membership will begin the day after your current membership expires. To see your current membership information login here.
Membership Info
Action Required!

You must first add an IMA membership to your cart in order to purchase this item. Already a member? Login now