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Exhibition Excursions - Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks

Art Escapes: Exhibition Excursions Edition

Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks with Dr. Natasha Reichle, Associate Curator of Southeast Asian Art.


What can art salvaged from the sea tell us about trade and the colonial enterprise? Who is entitled to centuries-old artworks recovered from shipwrecks? Should they even be excavated, or should vessels and their contents be left in situ for future generations? From ancient Vietnam to the shores of Somalia to the ocean floor to San Francisco — learn more about how diverse historic artworks in our collection made their way into the museum.

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Our new Exhibition Excursion series invites you to follow our specialists as they virtually guide you through vibrant exhibitions teeming with works from some of the world’s greatest collections of Asian art — including ours! From the ancient to the contemporary, these 20-minute video tours brim with insights into the beliefs, passions, and aspirations that have motivated artists across time and cultures.

After your tour, take part in a live, friendly conversation with one of our curators — all from the comfort of home. So grab your favorite device on Saturday afternoons at 4PM and join us for a new Exhibition Excursion every month.

Tours are free for members. Click on the “Buy Tickets” link to reserve a ticket for the ‘Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks’ virtual tour led by Dr. Natasha Reichle, Associate Curator of Southeast Asian Art.

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