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Video

Great Power, Great Choices

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Leta Busyhead, tells a story about Cyrus the Great and the Cyrus Cylinder in the Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia exhibition at the Asian Art Museum (August 9–September 22, 2013).

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8)

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Gold Dolt

Farnoosh Fathi reads a poem she wrote in response to the artwork, “Untitled 1 (Peacock with Missiles),” 2010 by Adeela Suleman. This work is in the exhibition Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18–September 2, 2012). For more information: This presentation was part of MATCHA.

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

Video

Genji Ukifune

Kabuki scholar Laurence Kominz discusses a woodblock print of a Kabuki actor and courtesan depicted in a scene from the famous Japanese epic The Tale of Genji.

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

Artwork

Futon cover with turtles and family crest

Futon cover with turtles and family crest, Meiji period (1868-1912). Japan. Indigo-dyed cotton with stencil-applied and hand drawn paste-resist (tsutsugaki) decoration. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Newsom, B74M3.

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

Artwork

Jatayus, the heroic king of the vultures, approx. 400-500

Jatayus, the heroic king of the vultures, attempts to prevent Ravana from abducting Sita, from the Ramayana (Story of Rama), approx. 400–500. India; probably Uttar Pradesh state. Terra-cotta. Gift of the Connoisseurs’ Council, 1988.40.

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

Artwork

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.

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

Lesson

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).

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

Artwork

Flowers and Birds of the Twelve Months

Flowers and Birds of the Twelve Months, one of a pair (1703), by Yamamoto Soken (1683-1706). Japan. Six panel folding screen; Ink and colors on silk. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60D82+.1.

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