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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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South Asia

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The Stupa

A short documentary on The Stupa, a hemispherical mound that represents the burial mound of the Buddha.

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

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Shiva

Learn how to identify the Hindu deity Shiva and hear a story related to a depiction of Shiva in the Asian Art Museum’s collection.

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

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Vishnu and Krishna

Learn about the Hindu deity Vishnu and his avatar Krishna, and hear a story about Krishna defeating the serpent Kaliya.

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

Background Information

An Introduction to Yoga: The Art of Transformation

This background information will help you prepare your students for their visit to Yoga: The Art of Transformation (on view at the Asian Art Museum from February 21–May 25, 2014).

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

Lesson

Artful Storytelling (lesson)

Objective: Students gain an appreciation and understanding of art and culture, and build language skills by reading; developing scripts; making choices about gesture, voice, and expression; and performing traditional stories alongside art objects in the Asian Art Museum’s collection galleries.

Duration: One class period over the course of 1 week

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

Artwork

Arjuna, third of the Pandava (Pandawa) brothers, approx. 1950

Refined Character Type: Arjuna, third of the Pandava (Pandawa) brothers, approx. 1950. Indonesia; West Java. Wood, cloth, and mixed media. From The Mimi and John Herbert Collection, F2000.86.115.

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

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An Introduction to the Geography of the Himalayas

The Himalayas are the highest mountain ranges in the world, and from them flow the major rivers of Asia. Learn more.

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

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Bodh Gaya: Center of the Buddhist World

Learn about Bodh Gaya, one of several sights in India associated with the birth of Buddhism.

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

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Draping the Sari

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