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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500
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Storytelling in Ritual and Performance in Bali

Balinese stories are continually told and retold. Tales such as the Ramayana are mainly spread through storytelling, shadow plays, masked dance, chants, and other theatrical genres. Learn more.

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

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Samurai Warrior Codes: Comparing Perspectives from the Kamakura, Muromachi, and Edo Periods

The term, bushido, is often used to describe the samurai warrior code during medieval and modern times. The definition refers to a late 19th century description and was actually quite different than codes from earlier times. Compare warrior codes from different times with the modern definition of bushido. Then, choose which code you think matches the samurai in the screen painting, the Battles at Ichi-no-tani and Yashima, from The Tale of the Heike.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8)

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Mapping Your Special Space

Personal Space (2001), a layered, dreamlike painting by Kolkata-based artist Jayashree Chakravarty, is an imaginary map built up from painted strips of paper. In this activity, create your own map based on your special place.

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

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teamLab-inspired Chigiri-e

Make your own torn-paper collages inspired by the images created in the teamLab experience.

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

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Muromachi Period Tea (1338-1573)

During the Muromachi period (1338–1573) the vogue for Chinese art, especially among the Ashikaga shoguns, who ruled as the military leaders of Japan during this period, led to the development of new architectural environments in which to display collections of tea-related objects. Learn more.

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

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Pattern Recognition: Activity Packet

In this packet, you will engage with Wofford’s mural, learn about different Asian cultures and identities, and celebrate Asian American artists from the San Francisco Bay Area. With what you’ve learned and researched, you will then create your own patterns in a digital collage art project. 

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

In addition to giving artistic instruction on the art of writing, a teacher of Islamic calligraphy trained a student in how to prepare and use a multitude of materials and tools.

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

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Make Your Own Seal Script Stamp

Make your own seal script stamp and use it to “sign” a decorated postcard.

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