"Japanese Aesthetic" and "Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks"
We will start with a tour of the newly renovated Tateuchi Japanese galleries. Delve into extraordinary paintings, ceramics, bamboo baskets and more, including three screen ink paintings that are truly incredible.
The tour will finish at the temporary exhibit "Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks." Preserved like time capsules under the seas, these shipwrecks contained artworks that were excavated in the 1990s by marine archaeologists, sold at auction, purchased by individual collectors and then donated to the museum. The exhibit asks questions about how artworks enter museum collections. What does the provenance of an object reveal? What can art salvaged from the sea tell us about trade and the colonial enterprise? Who is entitled to centuries-old artworks recovered from shipwrecks? Should they even be excavated, or should vessels and their contents be left in situ for future generations? You will be free to study the exhibit and ponder these questions yourself.
The Radcliffe Club of San Francisco invites members of the Harvard Club of San Francisco to a private docent tour of the Japanese Galleries and "Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks" exhibits at the Asian Art Museum.
Following the tour, you are invited to join the group for coffee/lunch at the museum cafe. Coffee and lunch will begin at approxmately 11:30am. Afterwards, you may re-visit the exhibits on your own.
This event is a joint event of the Harvard and Radcliffe Clubs of SF. It is open to members of the clubs and their guests.
Sunday February 16, 2020
9:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Members of the Harvard Club of San Francisco
$25 adults, $20 seniors, $10 members of the Asian, $10 youth/students
Nonmembers of the Harvard Club of San Francisco
$30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 members of the Asian, $15 youth/students