This teacher webinar recording, produced by the Asian Art Museum in conjunction with World Savvy, uses artworks in the Asian Art Museum's collection to discuss how to teach about the Japanese tea ceremony to enhance learning in various subject areas, particularly medieval Japan.
Watch a series of talks by scholars and model lessons by classroom teachers on Japanese history at the Japan Teacher Institute at the Asian Art Museum (2012,2013, and 2017) in partnership with The University of California at Berkeley History-Social Science Project.
The exhibition Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, & other Western Artists surveys the phenomenon known as japonisme, a craze for all things Japanese that spread in the West after 1853. In that year, American ships led by Commodore Matthew Perry compelled Japan to open its ports following more than 200 years of self-imposed isolation, initiating a new period of trade and cultural exchange. Join Dr. Karen Fraser of Santa Clara University as she offers a complementary perspective examining Japanese interest in Western art during this same period.