Swaying bodies, palms extended elegantly, chins nodding to the beat of an unheard rhythm: immortal, sacred movement defines sculpture across Southern Asia and the Himalayas. From larger-than-life temple reliefs to bronzes created for ceremonial parades, uncover how, for millennia, artists have shown us the vital connections between sculpture, life, and the spirit.
Join us for a peek behind the screens — brand-new virtual tours led by 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.
Focusing on a single subject at a time, each 20-minute tour is led by an expert who shares insights into millennia of craft and creativity and reveals the stories behind the art.
Tours are free for members. Click on the “Buy Tickets” link to reserve a ticket for the ‘Development of Buddhist and Hindu Sculpture’ virtual tour led by Dr. Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, or a package of six or more tours at a discounted price. See the full lineup.
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