Welcome to ACSAA
The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study and awareness of the art of South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayan regions. In addition to periodic symposia, usually held every two years, ACSAA pursues these goals through various projects, including its annual bulletin, bibliographies, a color slide project, a microfiche archive and outreach materials. Since its incorporation in 1967, ACSAA has grown from its original fifteen members to an organization of some three hundred individuals and institutions. ACSAA is formally affiliated with the College Art Association (CAA) and the Association of Asian Studies (AAS).
While the majority of members have been interested in the past traditions of South and Southeast Asian art, increasingly the contemporary arts of these regions are recognized as significant. Members have largely been art historians, museum professionals and collectors, but in recent years those with interests in literature, religious studies and anthropology have also joined. These shifts reflect very exciting developments in the ways in which we understand art and its ability to define the cultures to which it belongs.
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ACSAA Symposium 2013 will take place November 7-10, 2013 at the University of California, Los Angeles. For more information, and to submit a proposal for a paper or panel, click here.
ACSAA Symposium 2011 took place September 22-25 in Minneapolis. Please visit the Symposium 2011 page to download the program.
2012 Bulletin now available for members: Our latest Bulletin (#72 - 2012) is now available! Log in at the top left of this page and then go to Publications (Members), click on Bulletin, and download the latest edition in pdf format. From this year forward, the Bulletin will only be published on-line.
ACSAA Color Slide Sets
Click here for information about ACSAA's color slide project.
As always, the Careers/Conferences and Museum/Gallery pages are updated regularly with upcoming CFPs, jobs, conferences, exhibitions, shows, and talks. Please send announcements to the