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Talks and Lectures

Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art

Online via Zoom


Lotus in the Pond

A close look at Pan Gongkai’s painting of a lotus pond reveals a leaf unfurling, an oval bud reaching to the sun, and the full glory of a bloom that will become a seed pod amid decaying leaves. Docent Sherlyn Leong explores how brush painters used color and ink to convey transcendent enlightenment and beauty.

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. 


Middle Summer Lotus Pond, approx. 1980–1990, by Pan Gongkai (Chinese, b. 1947). Ink on paper. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase, Jack Anderson Collection Fund with assistance from the artist, 1998.52. 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.

Kaiser Permanente generously supports Virtual Talks, Tours, and Exhibitions.

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