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Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art

Word of Art: Stringing Traditional and Contemporary


A shower of symbols waiting to be read, Liu Jianhua's Collected Letters comprises 1,600 white porcelain pieces — letters from the Roman alphabet and fragments of Chinese characters — suspended in mid-air. In this Takeout Tuesday led by docent Kasey Yang, we'll use this work as a springboard to connect Chinese artistic traditions with contemporary ideas.

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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: Collected Letters, 2016. by Liu Jianhua (Chinese, b. 1962). Porcelain, steel, and monofilament. Asian Art Museum, Acquisition made possible by the Society for Asian Art in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Asian Art Museum, F2016.2. © Liu Jianhua Studio. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

The Asian Art Museum is committed to being accessible to all. If the price of this virtual program is a barrier for you, please use the code VIRTUALACCESS for complimentary admission. This promotion can be applied under the “Promo Code” section on the Payment Information page.

Organizers & Sponsors

The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art. 

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