Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art
The Art of Islam Is Written
Decoration in Islam begins with the written word. Whether taken from the Qur’an or other sources, written words are integral to the design of Islamic objects. In this Takeout Tuesday with docent Steve Zilles, we'll look closely at two artworks in the museum’s collection to explore how beautiful writing expresses Islamic practice.
ABOUT TAKEOUT TUESDAYS
“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.
Takeout Tuesdays are free for members. Not a member? Join today! Use promo code NEWMEM20 for $20 off new memberships.
Image: Mihrab-shaped panel, approx. 1350. Iran, Ilkhanid period (1256–1353). Limestone. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Connoisseurs’ Council, 2015.71. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
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The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art.