Jade, Stone of Heaven
Jade — the “stone of heaven” — holds a special place in Chinese history and culture. Join docent Bianca Larson to look closely at a beautiful jade artwork from the museum’s collection, Dragon and Phoenix Presenting a Ritual Vessel.
“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.
Dragon and phoenix presenting a ritual vessel, approx. 1700–1800. China. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Nephrite. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J403. 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.