Why the Moon Wanes: Moon Journals
In this activity, observe the different moon phases, learn about the lunar calendar, and research some Hindu traditions and celebrations.
Design a Calligraphic Plate
Design a calligraphic plate using Arabic script and images inspired by a meaningful word.
East Asian Art Traditions and Bernice Bing
Objective: Students will be exposed to East Asian art traditions through the lens of a contemporary Chinese American artist, Bernice Bing.
Arts of the Islamic World
Islam has been an important cultural force in much of Asia for more than five hundred years, and in some parts for more than a thousand. Today, far more Muslims live in other parts of Asia than in the Arab areas of Asia such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.
Peaceful and Wrathful Deities
The vast Tibetan pantheon includes numerous peaceful and wrathful deities, who guide and protect believers on their paths to enlightenment. Among the images of peaceful deities are those of buddhas and bodhisattvas, great teachers, and high monks. Wrathful deities, such as the guardian deities, use their power to protect Buddhism and to destroy the three major obstacles to enlightenment: anger, greed, and ignorance.
Ancient Temples of Nara, Japan
Explore Nara’s ancient Buddhist art and architecture.
Secrets of the Stupa
Jeffrey Durham, Assistant Curator of Himalayan Art at the Asian Art Museum discusses the secrets of the Svayambhu Stupa in the Asian Art Museum’s collection.
The Monk and the Samurai
Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Jeff Byers, tells a story about a monk and a samurai in the Asian Art Museum’s Japan galleries.