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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

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Historical Evolution of Filipino Food

Cultural historian/author Felice Sta. Maria discusses the historical evolution of Filipino food at the 2011 Filipino American History Month Celebration at the Asian Art Museum.

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

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Hiroshi Sugimoto on "Five Elements" and Collecting Art

Hailed as one of the most important photographers of our time, New York-based Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto is also an accomplished architect. He approaches his work from many different perspectives, with architecture as one component in designing the settings for his installations. As a photographer of the highest technical ability, with equal acclaim for the conceptual and philosophical aspects of his work, Sugimoto has created works in his “Five Elements” series that are constructed as shrines to a primordial birthplace. Using geometric symbols from thirteenth-century Buddhism, Sugimoto encases a single image from his iconic Seascape series in each glass structure.

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

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Filipino Migrant Workers

Oscar Penaranda discuses the history of Filipino migrant workers at the 2011 Filipino American History Month Celebration at the Asian Art Museum.

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

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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