A docent from the Asian Art Museum's Community Speakers Program (CSP) can deliver an educational and entertaining multimedia talk at your location. CSP topics range from special exhibition highlights to thematic talks such as Celebrate Lunar New Year
, Globalization in the Ancient World
and The Asian Art Museum: Golden Jubilee
. Reserve a talk now...
To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 415.581.3664. We look forward to bringing the museum to you.
Emperors' Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei
Rarely seen outside the court at the time of their creation, artworks made by and for emperors inherited an aura of mystery that ignited an enduring fascination, fueled by their extraordinary splendor, beauty and richness. Book now...
The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe
Bloody battles, daring rescues, passionate romance and a shape-shifting monkey warrior. One of the world’s greatest works of literature, the Rama epic teems with excitement and, for many, is a sacred tradition. Book now...
The Asian Art Museum: Golden Jubilee
The Asian Art Museum turns 50 in 2016! From its modest start with a gift of 3,500 Chinese works, the museum’s collection has grown to hold over 18,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history, seen by 300,000 visitors annually. Learn about this unique Bay Area resource, including its history, the role the city of San Francisco played in its creation, the transformation of the former Main Library into a modern museum facility, its unique masterpieces and its expanding leadership in the field of contemporary Asian Art. Book now...
The Silk Road: Globalization
in the Ancient World
Before jet planes and smartphones,
merchants and pilgrims spent months
traveling over perilous land and sea
routes to carry luxury goods and new
ideas thousands of miles across lost
civilizations. Accompany the travelers
over high mountain passes and
parched deserts on their voyages of
discovery and exchange. Book now...
Jade: Stone of Heaven
If you think diamonds are forever,
wait until you learn about jade.
Jade objects were valued by Chinese
emperors and fought over by Mughal
princes. For 7,000 years, this lustrous
gemstone has been treasured for its
rarity, beauty and symbolic value. Book now...
Images of Power
Gods are not the only powerful
deities. The goddesses of Asia range
from bloodthirsty destroyers to heroic
warriors, benevolent wish granters
and healers. Explore the role of
the goddess image in Asian art as
worshipped across different religions,
times and cultures. Book now...
in Chinese Art
Look again at the flower and bird on
that Chinese painting, robe or vase.
Most likely it has a hidden meaning or
even a secret message. Learn how to
decipher these symbolic images and
read the secret messages
in Chinese art. Book now...