Local Voices S2 E1: How Beliefs Are Represented

Duration : 22 minutes, 24 seconds

Wooden bird mask

What do your beliefs mean to you? How do objects represent your beliefs?

What do your beliefs mean to you? How do objects represent your beliefs? Join our museum ambassadors Andrea, Ankhilan, and De’Yani as they highlight the multiple ways that objects in the Fine Arts Museums’ collections symbolize belief systems from around the world.

Mary holding baby Jesus, being adored by the magi

Rodrigo de Osona the Elder, The Adoration of Magi, 15th–16th centuries. Oil on panel, 75 1/4 x 47 3/4 in. (191.1 x 121.3 cm). Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 61.44.23

partial sculpture showing the torso of a god

Torso of a God, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1363–1352, the last decade of the reign of Amenhotep III. Granodiorite, 38 x 18 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (96.5 x 46.4 x 33.7 cm). 54661

hornbill mask

Hornbill Mask for Poro Society, 19th century. Wood, metal, cloth, vegetable fiber, and ink, 12 x 5 3/4 x 15 in. (30.5 x 14.6 x 38.1 cm). Museum purchase, gift of the Museum Society Auxiliary, 73.9

About Local Voices

Local Voices is a new podcast series from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco designed to celebrate art and Bay Area creativity. Local Voices highlights unique perspectives from Bay Area visual artists, musicians, scholars, community leaders, and thinkers aimed to reframe exhibitions and collections through relevant and local narratives. Through these diverse access points, we welcome the Bay Area community and beyond to engage in meaningful and inspiring narratives.

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