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Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
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Fri-Mon: 10 AM—4:30 PM
Thurs: 1—7:30 PM
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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500
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Activity

Samurai: Design Your Own Symbol

The imagery on a samurai’s armor expresses that samurai’s identity and source of inspiration or empowerment. Is there an image you connect with most?

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Activity

teamLab-inspired Chigiri-e

Make your own torn-paper collages inspired by the images created in the teamLab experience.

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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Make Your Own Cardboard Loom

In this activity, create your own weaving loom with cardboard and then weave your own textile project. As you construct your loom and learn the labor-intensive process of weaving, you might begin to wonder how Sekimachi was able to create her famous three-dimensional structures.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Experiment with Construction Paper Photograms

In this activity, you will simply use black construction paper, sunlight, and everyday objects from your house or yard.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Origami Teapot

Fold your own origami teapot.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Lunar New Year Zodiac Animals: Coloring Pages

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle and each year is linked to an animal. Find your birth year and color in your zodiac animal.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3)

Lesson

East Asian Art Traditions and Bernice Bing

Objective: Students will be exposed to East Asian art traditions through the lens of a contemporary Chinese American artist, Bernice Bing.

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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Arts of the Islamic World

Islam has been an important cultural force in much of Asia for more than five hundred years, and in some parts for more than a thousand. Today, far more Muslims live in other parts of Asia than in the Arab areas of Asia such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Video

The Magic Tea Kettle (Bunbuku Chagama)

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Jeff Byers, tells a Japanese folktale about a magical raccoon-dog, or tanuki, who uses its shape shifting powers to reward its rescuer for his kindness.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)
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