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Learning Unlimited: Persia and It’s Neighbors

Tue, January 23, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Persia

Persia

Learning Unlimited
Persia and It’s Neighbors

Greater Persia, which includes the Iranian plateau, Iraq, Afghanistan and parts of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan has a shared cultural heritage. Although this area has been conquered many times by external forces, it is Persian culture that has survived and converted the conquerors. The peoples of this area were artistic from very early times, the 4th millennium BCE, and they continued to show a Persian view of the world, even to present times. The Arabs, the Turks of Central Asia, the Mongols all came and adopted aspects of Persian culture as well as bringing their own culture to enrich that of Persia. And, the Persian culture was exported to its neighbors, even as far away as India and China. This talk with a museum docent will use objects in the collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco to illustrate some of the cultural ideas that both persisted and developed overt a period of 6000 years.

Kurland Lounge

$5.00 Members With Advanced Registration

$7.00 Non-Members With Advanced Registration

$10.00 All Day of Registrations

Please call 415.444.8000 to register.
Registrations are non-refundable.

Learning Unlimited lectures are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Carol & Duff Kurland and Donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s Annual Fund in support of Adult & Senior Programs 

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