TAG: Asian art

Jamie Okuma, Ribbon dress
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Symposium Explores Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World

February 23, 9:30 am-4:15 pm

On Saturday, February 23, artists, scholars, and curators will meet at the Denver Art Museum for a symposium on Who Owns Culture? Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World. As a global art museum with artworks from many cultures around the world, the DAM is proud to contribute to this complex and ongoing discussion. More

photo of a crowd and a giant Ganesha statue at Ganesha Chaturthi Festival in Mumbai
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Ganesha Chathurthi: The Birth of the Elephant-Headed God

Editor's note: In honor of the Denver Art Museum exhibition Ganesha: The Playful Protector, we asked Dheepa Sundaram to write a guest article about Ganesha Chathurthi, the celebration of the Hindu god. Ganesha: The Playful Protector is on view through January 13, 2019.

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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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a picture of someone touching a Ganesha statue
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Fall Access Programs

Whether you prefer a tactile art exploration, appreciate a conversation-based tour, seek a sensory-friendly experience, or desire an ASL interpreter for a lecture or tour—we are here to meet your needs. More

Sandstone statue of Ganesha
Blog: Don't Miss

October 7 is Ganesha Day in Denver

In honor of the exhibition Ganesha: The Playful Protector, Mayor Michael Hancock declared October 7, 2017, Ganesha Day in Denver. The entire community is invited to enjoy free general admission to the Denver Art Museum and see Ganesha on October 7. More

Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids
Book Recommendation

Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

This story encourages children to slow down and take time. Inspired by our Mandala coloring page, children will enjoy the soothing and mindful practice of taking time.

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Qiu Ying, attr. (1502-1552), Tribute Bearers (detail), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China, 1500s. Ink and color on silk
Exhibition

Linking Asia

Art, Trade, and Devotion
December 17, 2017–April 1, 2018

Explore how trade routes inspired and influenced art over time and across the Asian continent. Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion features approximately 150 sculptures, ceramics, textiles, scrolls, and other multi-dimensional works from 20 countries that span more than 2,500 years. More

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

From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
September 25, 2016–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: Art Stories

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

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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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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Bumpy, Lumpy and Special
Lesson Plan

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 explore the idea that imperfection is still important and beautiful (wabi sabi).

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A Message Without Words
Lesson Plan

A Message Without Words

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One to Two 50 minute lessons

Students will use visual critique skills to analyze and discuss the Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion. They will then work in groups to create a multi-media assemblage work of art that visually conveys a chosen emotion.

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