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Talks and Lectures

Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art

Online via Zoom


The Avatars of Vishnu
When the world is in trouble, the great Hindu deity Vishnu assumes various forms to reestablish order. Join docent Mary Mead to explore artworks that demonstrate Vishnu’s power to rescue Mother Earth, conquer demons, and protect natural resources from pollution.

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. 


Krishna overcoming the serpent Kaliya, approx. 1400–1500. India; Tanjavur district, Tamil Nadu state, former kingdom of Vijayanagara. Bronze. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B65B72. 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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