Indian-ness in My Life
Amandeep Jawa discusses the “Indian-ness” in his life.
India in the English Musical Imagination
Nalini Ghuman, Associate Professor at Mills College, discusses India in the English Musical Imagination.
A Conversation with Sanjay Patel
Asian Art Museum Art Speak interns have a conversation with artist and animator Sanjay Patel.
Illustrations of Buddhist texts and ritual formulas, 2001
Illustrations of Buddhist texts and ritual formulas (Rashmivimla-vishuddhiprabhasa-dharani-sutra) (Mugujeonggwang Daedarani), 2001, by Dong-uArtist: Myeongcheon. Korea. Handscroll; sutra, gold on paper. Gift of Dong-u seunim, 2002.12.2.
Illuminated Manuscripts: The Sacred Art of Narration
Students will: 1.) Identify the format and elements of a sutra. 2.) Examine why sutras (the teachings of the Buddha) are important historical and religious documents. 3.) Analyze why the writing of sutras is considered an important religious act. 4.) Construct and illustrate an accordion book manuscript based on the sutra format used during the Goryeo dynasty (Korea).
Assembling Personal Narrative
Students will: 1.) Observe and discuss how artist Santiago Bose uses cultural symbols and artistic methods as post-colonial critique. 2.) Create an assemblage using found objects that conveys their personal identities. 3.) Interview a family member to uncover a photograph or symbol that recalls their heritage and include this in their assemblages. 4.) Write a first person narrative telling a story about their assemblages.
Howie Tsui on Mount Abundance and the Tiptoe People #1 and #2
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Nigeria and Ontario, Howie Tsui’s influences include ghost stories, Buddhist hell scrolls, Japanese monster culture, and Hong Kong vampire films. As part of his Horror Fables series, Tsui contributes to Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18-September 2, 2012) intricately drawn human-monster hybrids that combine imagery from traditional Asian folklore with contemporary pop culture.
Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA)
Search Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) for oral histories, letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers and other records.
Hinduism in Bali
Learn about Hinduism in Bali.