Middle School (6-8),High School (9-12),College and Beyond
Today's Special Series Title: 31 Flavors Invading Japan, by Masami Teraoka (Japanese, born 1936), 1982. Woodblock print; colors and watercolor on Hosho paper. Acquisition made possible by Richard Beleson and Kim Lam Beleson, 2004.22.
Elementary School (K-3),Elementary School (4-5),Middle School (6-8)
Lesson or Activity
Students are introduced to the Ramayana (Story of Rama) and recall events by sequencing related art objects on a Story Hill. Then students make connections between artistic and literary depictions of character by comparing Vishnu and Ravana.
Renowned installation artist Liu Jianhua has created a thought-provoking new artwork that blends the classic and contemporary: Porcelain letters and fragments of Chinese characters, suspended in midair, invite you to hunt for meaning. Commissioned for our 50th anniversary, Liu’s striking artwork links the building’s past as the city’s Main Library with the museum’s distinctly forward-looking mission.