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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Filipino American Martial Arts

James Sobredo gives a talk on Filipino martial arts and martial artist Sergeant Leo Giron at the 2011 Filipino American History Month Celebration at the Asian Art Museum.

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

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Festival of the Goddess Durga

Learn about the festival in India for one of the most popular forms of the Goddess—Durga.

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

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Excerpt from The Character of Characters, 2012, by Xu Bing

View this work in its entirety during Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy (at the Asian Art Museum from October 5, 2012–January 13, 2013). The Character of Characters, 2012, by Xu Bing (Chinese, born 1955). Five-channel video animation installation. Acquisition made possible by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, R2012.54.

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

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Evening with Holland Cotter

Join us for an evening with Holland Cotter—a 2009 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the chief art critic of the New York Times—as he speaks with Vishakha Desai, President and CEO of Asia Society, and Jay Xu, Director of the Asian Art Museum, about his enthusiasm for and experience in developing critical writing about Asian contemporary art.

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

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Collecting Chinese Calligraphy

Michael Knight, Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum, and Jerry Yang, Collector and Co-founder of Yahoo!, discuss collecting Chinese calligraphy in conjunction with the exhibition, Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy (on view at the Asian Art Museum from October 5, 2012–February 13, 2013).

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

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Balinese Jazz Guitar

Regarded as one of the fastest guitarist in Indonesia, I Wayan Balawan appears in a special concert performing his signature blend of traditional Balinese music with jazz. Well-known for his ability to play a double-neck guitar and his development of the touch-tapping technique, Balawan has released three albums and tours all over the world.

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

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Art Speak, Identity, and Place

Asian Art Museum Art Speak teaching artist, Adrienne Skye Roberts, discusses the inspiration behind her work with the Art Speak interns and her own art.

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

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Anju, from the Far World (after seven paintings by Fuyuko Matsui)

Mari L’Esperance reads a poem she wrote in response to seven paintings by Fuyuko Matsui in the exhibition Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18–September 2, 2012). This presentation was part of MATCHA. Co-presented by Litquake.

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

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Large Painting Installation

A time-lapse video of the installation of a vast 10 x 20 foot oil painting of the “Delhi Durbar of 1903” by Roderick McKenzie at the Asian Art Museum. Part of the special exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts (on view at the Asian Art Museum from October 21, 2011–April 8, 2012).

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