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Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
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Thurs: 1—7:30 PM
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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500
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South Asia

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A Conversation with Sanjay Patel

Asian Art Museum Art Speak interns have a conversation with artist and animator Sanjay Patel.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Hinduism and the Practice of Faith

Religion pervades many aspects of Hindu life, and religious observance is not limited to one location, time of day, or use of a particular text. It assumes many forms: in the home, at the temple, on a pilgrimage, through yogic practices, dance or music, at the roadside, by the river, through the observation of one’s social duties and so on. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Helmet with chain mail neckguard, approx. 1820–1840

Helmet with chain mail neckguard, approx. 1820–1840. Pakistan; Probably Lahore, Punjab province. Helmet of iron overlaid with gold; mail neckguard of iron and brass. Gift of the Kapany Collection, 1998.69.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Hindu Temples

Hindu temples are numerous in form, and probably evolved from a variety of sources, including the worship of natural sites, mounds, trees, due to the need for a place to conduct ritual practices and house images of deities. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Goddess and Buffalo Demon

This Goddess image appears in a niche on one side of the main structure of the great Shiva Nataraja (Dancing Shiva) a temple in Chidambaram, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond