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Virtual Lecture Series: The Language of Flowers in Art

Online via Zoom


Let your curiosity bloom as we explore floral artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s collection and the messages they convey.

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This virtual lecture highlights the expressive power of flowers in the arts and cultures of Asia. Flowers have been cultivated in gardens and represented in art for thousands of years, and their properties have come to symbolize both human and divine qualities. This talk, featuring objects from the Asian Art Museum’s collection, focuses on some of the flowers often found in Asian art⁠ — lotus, plum blossom, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, tulip, and rose ⁠— and the messages they convey.

This one-hour virtual lecture by one of our museum community speaker docents is followed by a half-hour Q&A.

10:05 AM | Welcome
10:10 AM | Program
11:00 AM | Q&A

Members at every level are invited to attend this virtual event. Registration is required.

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Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Accessibility is a part of our mission and vision. Please note that automated closed captioning will be available for this virtual event. Update Zoom on your desktop or mobile application prior to the event to enable this feature.


This lecture will be recorded so members can watch again at their leisure.

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