Korin’s Incense Wrapper and the Scent of Summer
An incense wrapper decorated with morning glories — what appeals to your senses? The lustrous gold, the soft silk, the vibrant summer flowers? Join Docent Etsuko Kobata to discover this small but delightful work.
“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.
Morning glories (incense wrapper), 1711–1716, by Ogata Korin (Japanese, 1658–1716). Edo period (1615–1868). Ink, colors, and gold on silk. Asian Art Museum, Gift and Purchase from the Harry G.C. Packard Collection Charitable Trust in honor of Dr. Shujiro Shimada; The Avery Brundage Collection, 1991.79. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art.