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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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Southeast Asia

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Video

The Tet Pole

Asian Art Museum storyteller Miriam Mills tells a New Year story from Vietnam in the Southeast Asian galleries of the Asian Art Museum.

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

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The Story of Rama (Curriculum Unit)

Students explore the characters and themes in the Story of Rama, making connections between the epic and their lives today.

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

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The Spread of Buddhism Across Asia

Trace the spread of Buddhism through close looking at Buddhist objects from different regions. Explore how artifacts reveal distinct local traditions as well as common ideas and motifs.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8)

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The Rituals of the Hajj

Lesson on the individual rituals performed by Muslim pilgrims during the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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

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The Rama Epic: The Story in Brief

Learn about the main events and conflicts in the Rama epic.

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

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The Rama Epic: Meaning and Storytelling

Why is the epic of Rama a beloved tale in many cultures across South and Southeast Asia? Explore how this story and its characters has remained significant in the lives of millions even today.

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

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Indonesian Rod Puppets

Learn about Indonesian rod puppets (wayang golek) with puppet master Kathy Foley.

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

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In Conversation with Philippine National Artist BenCab

Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (or BenCab, as he is more popularly known) is widely hailed as a master of contemporary Philippine art. Hear a conversation between him and Filipino American author Luis Francia at the 2011 Filipino American History Month Celebration at the Asian Art Museum.

GRADE LEVEL: College and Beyond

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A History of Filipino Nurses in America

Catherine Ceniza Choy discusses the history of Filipino nurses at the 2011 Filipino American History Month Celebration at the Asian Art Museum.

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