TAG: Asian art

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 & 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

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

From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
On View through November 19, 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

Reading the Signs
Lesson Plan

Reading the Signs

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will critically examine and discuss the image of the Dish with the Eight Buddhist Emblems. They will then fill out a Cornell note-taking template to record symbols and interpretations about time, place, and culture attained from reading signs found on the art object.

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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
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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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Reviewing Classroom Rules and Values
Lesson Plan

Reviewing Classroom Rules and Values

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

In this lesson, students will learn that classroom rules and values are set in place to create a calm and peaceful environment.

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How to Decorate a Palace
Lesson Plan

How to Decorate a Palace

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will learn about the Assyrian Bird-Headed Deity stone relief and the palace from which it comes. They will then work in groups to examine how the stone relief shows us that over the course of human history, some things change and others remain the same.

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A Plate Full of Symbols
Lesson Plan

A Plate Full of Symbols

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 25 minute lesson

After spending time exploring the historical context and meaning of the Buddhist symbols on the Dish, students will choose symbols they want to include on a plate as a gift for a powerful person today.

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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 Goal in the Mandala
Lesson Plan

The Goal in the Mandala

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

After viewing images and reading information about the Hayagriva Sand Mandala, students will brainstorm what their personal goals are, as well as obstacles that might challenge the attainment of those goals.

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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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