TAG: Asian art

Conversation with Curator: From the Fire
Event: Lectures & Programs

Conversation with Curator: From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Explore From the Fire with curator of Asian art Tianlong Jiao. More

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
On View through 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 2,000 years. 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 & 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
Sep 25, 2016–Nov 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

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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Detecting Tiny Details
Lesson Plan

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
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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The Beauty and Simplicity
Lesson Plan

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
Lesson Plan

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
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 make a tea bowl using the idea that imperfection is still important and beautiful (wabi sabi).

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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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