TAG: Asian art

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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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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Detecting Tiny Details
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Detecting Tiny Details

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

Close observation helps students see tiny details in the Grip Enhancers (Menuki) with Rats. They will use these details to engage in different visual arts and movement activities.

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Fanciful Fun with Fans
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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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The Beauty and Simplicity
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The Beauty and Simplicity

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will observe the Black Raku Tea Bowl for characteristics of wabi sabi, an aesthetic ideal of beauty. Students will then create a haiku poem about a simple, yet elegant item.

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A Map of Compassion
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A Map of Compassion

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will critically examine and discuss the image of the Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion. They will then discuss and view examples of mind maps.

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Bumpy, Lumpy and Special
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Bumpy, Lumpy and Special

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

Children will learn how things that are bumpy, lumpy, and not necessarily “perfect” are often just as special as things that seem smooth and “perfect.” They will have an opportunity to make a tea bowl using the idea that imperfection is still important and beautiful (wabi sabi).

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Reading the Signs
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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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Full face mask of Agyo
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Buddhism & the Samurai

Various forms of Buddhism played a major role in the life of the samurai, and we find this influence throughout several pieces on display. More

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum recently announced that three curators joined the museum. Below is a brief introduction. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to get to know them and their growing art collections.

Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art More

Samurai: Armor from The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Exhibition

Samurai

Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Mar 6, 2016–Jun 5, 2016

This exhibition tells the iconic story of Japanese samurai through 140 objects from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of samurai armor and accoutrements in the world. More

Asian Art
Collection

Asian Art

Jesse and Nellie Shwayder Galleries, William Sharpless Jackson Jr. Gallery, Walter + Mona Lutz Gallery & Bj Averitt Gallery, Level 5, North Building

The Denver Art Museum's Asian art collection originated in 1915 with a donation of Chinese and Japanese art objects from a single passionate collector and has broadened to include works from the entire Asian continent. Spanning a period from the fourth millennium B.C. to the present, these objects illustrate the wide-ranging achievements of Asian artists and artisans. More