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The best of Asian art at the tip of your fingers for use in the classroom or at home.
117 Lessons and Activities 292 Artworks 490 Videos 189 Background Information


Brushpainting Activity
Lesson or Activity

Create your own brush-painted masterpiece. 

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Rama epic

An introduction to the Rama epic produced for the Asian Art Museum by filmmaker and cultural historian Benoy K. Behl, featuring performances from across South and Southeast Asia.

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Shadow puppet of Rama, from the Thai version of the Ramayana, 1900-1950. Thailand. Painted perforated leather with wooden handle. Gift of the Randall Museum Friends, 2010.534.
Background Information
Rama kills the demon warrior Makaraksha in combat, approx. 1790. India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Guler. Opaque watercolors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Margaret Polak, 1992.95. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
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Story of the Month


Asian Art Museum Storyteller Leta Bushyhead tells a scene from from the Rama epic (Ramayana) with the use of artworks in the museum's collection. Discover more fresh takes on this ageless tale in the exhibition, The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe.