1,000 Compassionate Hands
How can the quality of compassion be depicted? Join docent Kathleen Meagher to explore this compelling Ming dynasty sculpture of the 1,000-armed, 11-headed bodhisattva Guanyin, who has the power to seek out and alleviate suffering.
“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.
Seated thousand-armed bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Chinese: Guanyin), approx. 1600–1700. China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644) or later. Wood (Tilia) with pigments. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S584. 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.