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The best of Asian art at the tip of your fingers for use in the classroom or at home.
104 Lessons and Activities 281 Artworks 401 Videos 174 Background Information

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Brushpainting Activity
Lesson or Activity

Learn from the masters and create your own masterpiece with this interactive brushpainting activity.

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In the Spotlight

Munira Shamin
Video

Inspired by the British Museum’s video Hajj Stories, staff at the Asian Art Museum asked Bay Area Muslims who have performed the hajj to share experiences of their journeys.

Story of the Month

Samurai and Storyteller
Video

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Ann Riley, tells a story about a samurai and a storyteller.

On the Blog

Small Things

Posted on November 24, 2014 - 3:56pm
Male figurine, 2500–2000 BCE. Probably Mesopotamia. Lapis lazuli. Courtesy of National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, 1177.

“Monumental” is how I would describe much of the exhibition, Roads of Arabia, with its colossal stone sculptures to the massive gilded doors of the Ka’ba, putting the small things at risk of being missed. So I want to draw your attention to three pint-sized artworks for the next time you visit the exhibition.