Costly to produce and ingeniously engineered, in ancient China elegant and other-worldly bronzes symbolized power: military, cultural, even spiritual. Learn more about the celebrated collection of aristocratic bronzes at the Asian Art Museum, which recorded historical events and battles, held offerings for ancestors, and were a source of wealth and status for centuries.
Join us for a peek behind the screens — brand new virtual group tours from Asian Art Museum curators showcase favorite objects, uncover hidden histories, and give you a taste of all we offer: from the oldest artworks in San Francisco to the city’s best new murals.
On Saturday afternoons, grab your preferred device, curl up on the couch, and embark on an illuminating tour through different museum galleries. With Zoom as your portal, and a specialist to guide you, you’ll have close-up encounters with works from our world-famous collection, revisit recent exhibitions, and preview new contemporary installations. Afterward, take part in a live, friendly conversation with one of our curators — all from the safety and comfort of home.
Tours are free for members. Click on the “Buy Tickets” link to reserve a ticket for the ‘Bronze: China’s Power Metal’ virtual tour led by Dr. Jay Xu, Barbara Bass Bakar Director and CEO, or a package of six or 11 tours. See the full lineup.
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