A Mongolian Mystery Play
Using the mid-20th century painting Masked Ritual Dance at Erdene Zuu Monastery as a guide, docent Jennifer Kao explores one of the most important ritual ceremonies of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. Learn how the religious mystery play wards off demons and evil spirits and brings joy to the gods.
“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.
Masked ritual dance at Erdene Zuu Monastery, approx. 1961, by Sh. Baatar (Mongolian). Colors on canvas. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1992.342. 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.