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Explore the ancient kingdom of Angkor, which was one of the most powerful states in Southeast Asia from the 800s to the 1300s. A succession of kings built huge temples that remain in Cambodia today as some of the world's greatest religious monuments.
Mari L'Esperance reads a poem she wrote in response to seven paintings by Fuyuko Matsui in the exhibition Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18–September 2, 2012). This presentation was part of MATCHA. Co-presented by Litquake.
Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program at the University of California, San Diego at the San Francisco Asian Art Forum for Museum Directors at the Asian Art Museum (November 8-9, 2011).
Elementary School (4-5),Middle School (6-8),High School (9-12)
The Art/Lit Living Innovation Zone is a new work of public sculpture developed as part of the Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) program. The installation was designed by a team of youth in the Architecture Program at Youth Art Exchange, who were inspired by dragons—a mythological creature found in the art and literature of many different cultures and time periods. Their dragon is decorated with a myriad of patterns found on artwork in the collections of the Asian Art Museum. Over the next two years, the intended life of the project, the sculpture and area around it will be programmed with activities, decorated with new murals, and celebrated with art openings.
Adrian Wong's background in research-based psychology is reflected in the way he prepares months before beginning a project. He delves into historical archives, combs through photographs and memorabilia, and conducts interviews. Watch his interview with Classical Feng Shui Practitioner Sasha Yungju Lee in preparation for his installation in the exhibition Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18–September 2, 2012.