A series of talks and educational videos (lengths vary)
The Shanghai exhibition (on view at the Asian Art Museum from February 12–September 5, 2010) explored, through the mirror of its art, the tumultuous history that has resulted in one of Asia’s most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities of today. Learn more about Shanghai through short video documentaries, talks, and through the voices of the Asian Art Museum's Art Speak interns.
This lecture series, organized by the Society for Asian Art, explores narrative using Asian art—how myths, legends, histories and moral precepts have been transmitted through visual means. Topics range from sculptural reliefs and murals used to educate pilgrims at famous religious sites to works created primarily for entertainment. Contemporary storytelling is also addressed via lectures on Bollywood and manga produced by San Francisco's Henry Yoshitaka Kiama.