TAG: Asian art

Going into Markets: Ceramic Pillows of the Cizhou Ware in 10th–13th century China
Event: Lectures & Programs

Going into Markets: Ceramic Pillows of the Cizhou Ware in 10th–13th century China

Curator's Circle Lecture
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

During the Song and Jin dynasties of China (10th–13th centuries) a decorative day-to-day household item, ceramic pillows of Cizhou ware, stand as symbols of the cultural commodities market. Where were they made, and how did they become a popular market product? More

Drop-In Drawing
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Drawing

Monthly program on the second Tuesday of the month
Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Next Occurs on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

(Re)kindle your creative passions in these informal sketching sessions on the second Tuesday of every month. Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month. More

Time Travel by Thangka: Tibetan Treasures at the Asian Art Museum-San Francisco
Event: Lectures & Programs

Time Travel by Thangka: Tibetan Treasures at the Asian Art Museum-San Francisco

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

For six hundred years, Tibet has been home to a religious tradition based on texts called the terma or treasures. Some of these texts occur in the context of thangka paintings or rare illuminated manuscripts; some were even viewed as actual bodies of the figures represented on them. More

Two Great Traditions: Japanese Ceramics and the Art of Tea
Event: Lectures & Programs

Two Great Traditions: Japanese Ceramics and the Art of Tea

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Since at least the 1500s Japanese ceramics have been heavily influenced by the custom of formalized tea drinking often referred to as “the tea ceremony.” While not in fact a ceremony, the discipline of chanoyu does use choreographed movement and planning, enabling participants to focus on the aesthetics and feelings particular to an event. More

Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Conversation with a Curator: From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Join curator Tianlong Jiao on a tour through From the Fire: Contemporary Japanee Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection. More

Liu Jianhua. Courtesy of the artist.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Curator's Circle: Ceramic Artist Liu Jianhua

From “Elusive Delight” to "No Sense, No Content”….The Thinking in My Works
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

World-renowned Chinese ceramic artist Liu Jianhua will present the trail of his thinking in creating many of his intriguing and appealing works over the past two decades. More

Kosode with waterfall, chrysanthemums, and footed tray, Early Edo period, 17th century.
Event: Lectures & Programs

The History of the Kimono

with Dr. Hiroko Johnson
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Follow the development of design, uses, style, and decorative techniques in kimono with Dr. Hiroko Johnson, Professor Emeritus and Lecturer in Japanese Art History, San Diego State University. 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

Event: Lectures & Programs

Curator's Circle: Pictorial Ceramics—Contemporary Porcelain

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Renowned collector of Chinese arts Humphrey H.K. Hui will lead us in a discussion of the painting styles found on contemporary Chinese porcelain from early Republic (1912-1949) works to the recognized masters of present day, including the popular faking of Qing dynasty pieces. More

Mindful Looking
Event: Lectures & Programs

Mindful Looking

Japanese Landscape Scrolls
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Interpretive Specialist Sarah Magnatta for a meditative viewing experience of three Japanese landscape scroll paintings from the Asian collection. 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

So, What are you Trying to Say?
Lesson Plan

So, What are you Trying to Say?

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will critically examine and discuss the image of the Bird-Headed Deity. They will use information gathered to create a group chart noting symbolic intent found in the object.

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The Beauty of Wabi
Lesson Plan

The Beauty of Wabi

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 30 minute lesson

In this lesson, students explore what is beautiful with the intention of expanding their definitions of the word through the Japanese concept of wabi.

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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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Fanciful Fun with Fans
Lesson Plan

Fanciful Fun with Fans

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

In this lesson children will play with fans, make fans, and have fun imagining they are wasps with fans, all inspired by the Grip Enhancers (Menuki) with Wasps and Fans. They will use their powers of observation, artistic skills, and imaginations in varied ways throughout the lesson.

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