Mudras for Hindu Deities
Then and Now Collage Inspired by Jayashree Chakravarty's Personal Space
Create your own layered collage to preserve your memories of a special place in your life.
Mapping Your Special Space
Personal Space (2001), a layered, dreamlike painting by Kolkata-based artist Jayashree Chakravarty, is an imaginary map built up from painted strips of paper. In this activity, create your own map based on your special place.
Why the Moon Wanes: Moon Journals
In this activity, observe the different moon phases, learn about the lunar calendar, and research some Hindu traditions and celebrations.
Make a Salt-Dough Diya Lamp
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.
Design a Sari
Did you know there are over 100 ways to wear a sari? How a sari is draped can tell you about the occasion, the regional origin, and maybe even the social status of the wearer. Learn about two styles of Indian sari and then design your own on the provided template.
Ganesha, The Remover of Obstacles
Hear the origin story of the Hindu deity Ganesha and learn how to identify depictions of Ganesha with the use of artworks in the Asian Art Museum’s collection.