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Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Talks and Lectures

Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art

Stories in Stone

If this stone could speak, what would it say? Join docent Lydia Zane to hear the story of an Afghan carving from the Ghaznavid dynasty depicting heroic tales of Persian kings — and how it has survived for 1,000 years.

Free Tickets


“Take out” a taste of art! Join museum docents and fellow art lovers for interactive lunchtime encounters with selected artworks from the collection. We’ll gather in a Zoom meeting to look closely at compelling works using high-resolution images and learn some fun facts. Each week will focus on a different topic. Simply turn on your microphone to join the discussion.

Closed captions are available. Takeout Tuesdays will be offered every Tuesday while social distancing requirements curtail our on-site programming.


Architectural panel, approx. 1112. Afghanistan; Ghazni, Ghaznavid dynasty, Reign of Mas’ud III (1099–1115). Marble. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Peter Marks and donors of funds in honor of Avery Brundage’s centennial, B87S3. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Organizers & Sponsors

The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art.

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