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Talks and Lectures

Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art

Online via Zoom


1 + 1 = 1: A Look at Non-Duality
How is non-duality represented in Hindu and Buddhist art? Join Docent Mary Mead in examining four objects from the museum collection that embody this fascinating concept, images of the Hindu deities Ardhanarishvara and Harihara and of the Buddhist deities Guanyin and Guhyasamaja, and explore how they illustrate the “and” instead of the “or.”

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.


The Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati combined as Ardhanarishvara, 900–1100. India; Madhya Pradesh state. Sandstone. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B73S16. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.  

Organizers & Sponsors

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

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