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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

Online via Zoom


Octopus Netsuke
Join docent Lydia Zane as we uncover the poetry and clever humor behind this octopus pot netsuke.

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 on Zoom to look closely at compelling works using high-resolution images and uncover fun facts. Each weekly session explores a different topic. Unmute to join the conversation. 


Image: Netsuke carving of an octopus pot inscribed with haiku, 1810–1875. Signed “Mitsuhiro.” Japan. Wood with staining, natural barnacles, and glass. Asian Art Museum, Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, B70Y870. 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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