TAG: Asian art

Talk at 12 (Wednesday & Friday)
Event: Tours

Talk at 12 (Wednesday & Friday)

Occurs every Wednesday and Friday. Next Occurs on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm12:30pm.

Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. More

What Was the Terracotta Army For?
Event: Lectures & Programs

What Was the Terracotta Army For?

Asian Art Association and Curator’s Circle Lecture Series
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

The First Emperor’s tomb complex, with its auxiliary pits filled with thousands of life-size terracotta figures, has been hailed as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Other than the massive scale of the underground formation, what is it that we should really wonder about? Mysteries abound. More

Chinese Calligraphy: Not Just a Visual Art
Event: Lectures & Programs

Chinese Calligraphy: Not Just a Visual Art

Asian Art Association and Curator’s Circle Lecture Series
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Among all Chinese arts, calligraphy stands out as the most unique visual representation of Chinese philosophy and aesthetic taste. An excellent calligraphy is not just a piece of beautiful visual art; it is also a reflection of the artist’s interpretation of a belief or a philosophical concept.

In this presentation, Chinese calligrapher Harrison Xinshi Tu will elaborate on contemporary Chinese calligraphy through his artistic journey, as well as introduce the DAM’s collection of his arts which are on display in the gallery. More

Hayagriva sand mandala
Event: Lectures & Programs

Mindful Looking

Hayagriva Mandala
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Sarah Magnatta, interpretive specialist for Asian art, leads a mindful exploration of the Hayagriva mandala. More

Hanuman Flies to the Himalayas for Magical Herbs
Event: Lectures & Programs

The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

Asian Art Association and Curator’s Circle Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

Demons and monkeys battle. Noblemen and women fall in love, perform valiant deeds, and sometimes betray each other. Both the magical events of the world of superheroes and real human experiences familiar to us all fill the stories of the legendary Indian prince Rama. More

Joomchi: The Art of Felting Paper Anew
Event: Lectures & Programs

Joomchi: The Art of Felting Paper Anew

Asian Art Association and Curator's Circle Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

To artist Sammy Seung-min Lee, balancing two modes of art making—book binding and joomchi, a traditional Korean technique of beating papers to create collages—mimics the symmetry of life. More

The Learned Ganesha of Cambodia
Event: Lectures & Programs

The Learned Ganesha of Cambodia

Asian Art Association and Curator's Circle Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

Dr. Peter Sharrock of London University explores the history of Ganesha, the great, cultivated, elephant-headed Hindu god capable of solving all problems. Long loved by merchants, scholars, and writers, Ganesha was worshipped before all major undertakings as the lord who removes snags and encumbrances. More

Untitled Final Fridays
Event: Untitled Final Fridays

Untitled: Power Suit

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm10:00pm.

Roll up your sleeves and dress to impress at a costume-themed party that’s suited for stars. More

Students learning about Japanese art and culture during a field trip at the Denver Art Museum
Field Trip

Japan

Grades K-8

Students are transported to another place and time as they respectfully handle a samurai sword, carefully hold tea bowls, and explore ink painting tools, all while looking closely at historic art of Japan.

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Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.
Exhibition

From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
On View through October 1, 2017

This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. More

Oda Nobunaga
Blog: Behind the Scenes

The 3 Unifiers of Japan

The history of Japan’s warring-states period, which lasted from 1467 to 1600, is filled with stories of famous battles and brilliant samurai warriors. Leading armies of tens of thousands, three stood out as the most successful warriors of their time, becoming known as the three unifiers of Japan. More

Combining Human and Animal Forms
Lesson Plan

Combining Human and Animal Forms

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 35 minute lesson

Students will use visual observation skills to carefully examine the Assyrian Bird-Headed Deity limestone relief and explore the movement, sounds, and traits of different animals.

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Designing a Dish
Lesson Plan

Designing a Dish

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will locate different symbols on the Chinese Dish with Eight Buddhist Emblems, then choose three of their favorite symbols to create on their own paper plate dishes.

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A Portrait of One’s Own
Lesson Plan

A Portrait of One’s Own

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 45 minute lesson

After spending time exploring aspects of the Ancestor Portrait and the importance of ancestor portraits in the Chinese tradition, students will create an ancestor portrait using mixed media materials and present it to the class.

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Words-A-Buzz
Lesson Plan

Words-A-Buzz

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Inspired by the wasps on the Japanese Grip Enhancers (Menuki) with Wasps and Fans, this lesson focuses on communicating through words and movement.

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Contents and Containers
Lesson Plan

Contents and Containers

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 40 minute lesson

Children will examine different containers and what they can hold. They will then learn about the Ceramic Thick Tea Caddy, what it holds, and why it is special. Watching a video on the Japanese Tea Ceremony will reinforce the container’s value and importance in Japanese culture.

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Got a Head for Compassion?
Lesson Plan

Got a Head for Compassion?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 35 minute lesson

This lesson focuses on the story of the Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion and the definition of “compassion.” Students will work with visual images and tools to enhance oral and listening skills, while building upon kindness in peer relationships and with others around them.

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Special Versus Ordinary
Lesson Plan

Special Versus Ordinary

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 40 minute lesson

Children will first compare their everyday drinking containers to containers they use on special occasions. They will then learn about the importance of the tea ceremony in Japan and the special containers used for these ceremonies.

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