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Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art

A Miniature Jade Masterpiece


Although only about one inch tall, a rare white jade cup made for a royal Timurid prince illuminates centuries of history. Join docent Kathleen Meagher to take a closer look at the cup's exquisite workmanship and learn how the calligraphic inscriptions reveal traditions from the 15th to the 17th centuries, from Central Asia to India.

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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: Cup with calligraphic inscriptions, 1440–1460. Probably Uzbekistan; Samarqand. Timurid period (1370–1507). Nephrite. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J619. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

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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