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Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art

The Art of War in Ancient China

War and art — a contradiction? Weapons, armor, and war machinery found in ancient Chinese tombs show a mastery of technology, but also an eye for beauty and craftsmanship. In this Takeout Tuesday, docent Bob Oaks leads us in an exploration of these refined yet deadly artifacts.

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“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: Horse decoration in the form of a taotie mask, approx. 1300–1050 BCE. China. Shang dynasty (approx. 1600–1050 BCE). Bronze. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B647. 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. 

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