Brown Bag Lecture: Han Tomb Treasures with Debbie Ottman

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:30
One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements and military might. Emulating their grand palaces, Han royals built lavishly furnished tombs so that, in the afterlife, no need would go unmet. The tombs of the royals were furnished with daily utensils, kitchen vessels, royal symbols, weaponry and even toiletries.
 
A collection of 100 rare selections from recent excavations — including a jade coffin, rare bronze bells, elaborate crafts and much more — provide us a glimpse of the extravagance, artistry and elegance of Han royal clans two thousand years ago. The current exhibit at the SF Asian Art Museum, which runs from February 17 to May 28, 2017, is the first time these treasures have been seen in the U.S.
 
Debbie Ottman has been a docent with the SF Asian Art Museum since 2014. In addition to leading tours at the Museum, Debbie has given presentations at numerous libraries in the Bay Area and at Senior Centers.
When she’s not wearing her docent hat, Debbie is a certified bird bander and has banded song birds since 2000 with SF Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO). She is also a recent beekeeper, as well as the Program Chair with the Ohlone Audubon Society in the East Bay. Debbie worked in the software industry for over 20 years prior to retirement.
Bring your own lunch. No RSVP required. Free. We invite members of the public to join us and check out our program.
 
Upcoming Brown Bags:

5/3 Robin Larsen—Travel Writing

6/7 Rolene Walker (member)—What Are You Going to Do with the Rest of Your Life? 

7/5 Legacy Film Festival*

8/2 Hope Levy, Kaiser—Doctors’ Assistance with the End of Life

Location: 
SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
Directions: 
Enter from the sidewalk into 835 Market under the purple SF State banner.
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