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.
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.
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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.