“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.
The Art of Islam Is Written
April 13, 2021 | Steve Zilles
Decoration in Islam begins with the written word. Whether taken from the Qur’an or other sources, written words are integral to the design of Islamic objects. In this Takeout Tuesday with docent Steve Zilles, we’ll look closely at two artworks in the museum’s collection to explore how beautiful writing expresses Islamic practice.
Indonesian Batiks Worn on Kartini Day
April 20, 2021 | Henny Tanudjaja
Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879–1904) brought Indonesian women into society, liberating them from the expectation that they only learn to be good wives. Each year on Kartini’s birthday, women wear traditional Indonesian batiks in her honor. Join us for this Takeout Tuesday, when docent Henny Tanudjaja will lead us in looking closely at examples of Indonesian batiks from the museum collection.
Takeout Tuesday: The Art of War in Ancient China
April 27, 2021 | Bob Oaks
War and art — a contradiction? Weapons, armor, and war machinery found in ancient Chinese tombs show a mastery of technology, but also an eye for beauty and craftsmanship. In this Takeout Tuesday, docent Bob Oaks leads us in an exploration of these refined yet deadly artifacts.
Painting a Tang Court Lady in the 20th Century
May 4, 2021 | Sherlyn Leong
What can we learn about this court lady from the Tang dynasty (618–907) from a 1994 painting by a Chinese artist who was inspired by a 13th-century painter? Join this Takeout Tuesday conversation with docent Sherlyn Leong to learn more about this Tang dynasty woman and the genre of figure painting.