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.

2016 - 2017 Board Officers

Scott Keller, President
Marcia Krieg & Jane Nolan, Co-secretaries
Nancy Inui, Treasurer
Marni Fechtman, Communications
Zora Dunn, Member at Large
Kwan Hui, Member at Large
Michelle Reinhold, Member at Large
Jim Robinson, Member at Large
Peggy Shepard, Member at Large
Nancy Smith, Member at Large
Gordon Winter, Ex-officio – Japanese Print Group

Jade, Porcelain, and Gold Sponsors

James R. Hebden
Kwan and Hsin Hui
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Hurwitz
Nancy and Thomas Inui
Scott and Caran Keller
In Memory of Thomas Kuebler
James and Patricia LaCrosse
Carlos and Eli Lopez
Patricia and Niels Lyster
Dr. James Robinson and Dr. Annette D. Schlagenhauff
Nancy C. Smith and James W. Smith
Ed and Carol Smithwick


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

Free for students with ID
$50 individual
$75 dual/couple
$75 individual patron
$125 dual/couple patron
$250 benefactor

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

View images from past AAS events on Flickr.