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Community Speakers Program

The Asian Art Museum has over 150 volunteer docents who offer gallery tours and programs to museum visitors and the community.
Docents must pass a rigorous three-year course on the arts of Asia. 

Docents participate in many programs at the Asian Art Museum. They give gallery tours, conduct school programs, and deliver lectures both at the museum and in the community. The next time you visit the Asian Art Museum, let one of our knowledgeable, friendly docents show you around.

The docents of the Asian Art Museum's Community Speakers' Program offer lectures at the museum focusing on special exhibitions and other topics related to Asian art. Free with museum admission, these lectures are given once a month, usually on the fourth Sunday, at 2:30 pm in the Education Studios.

Our docents will also bring their extensive knowledge to you. Lectures can be arranged for your organization, community center, library, or office. For pricing information or to inquire about the availability of lectures, please call the Asian Art Museum at 415.581.3664 or email

The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund, Bonhams, the Society for Asian Art, and many individual docents.