Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Teacher Workshops

Past Teacher Workshops

Saturday, Apr 8, 2023

Teacher Workshop: Beyond Bollywood

Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art will invite audiences to experience the critical interplay between visual arts and dance in the Indian cultural sphere, from ancient rituals to the glamor of Bollywood.

Sat Nov 5, 2022

Bearing Witness: Documenting Our Times

How might an artist’s perspective provide new insights to historical events? How can art sustain us during times of crisis and despair? During this workshop, we will learn about Chiura Obata’s life and message from his granddaughter, Kimi Hill, who carries his legacy and shares it with the world.

Thurs Sept 29, 2022

Teacher Open House at the Asian Art Museum

Join us for an evening of drinks and snacks. Come and check out our updated tours and hands-on activities while reconnecting. Afterward, enjoy a special meet and greet with curators. Free with RSVP.
Thurs Sept 29, 2022, 4:30 – 7 PM

Spring 2022

Workshop: Intersecting Threads of Identity in Art

How do gender roles, sexuality, and socioeconomic status depicted in art affect how we perceive artworks or artists? How do viewers’ own gender, sexuality, and status shape their interpretation of art? This workshop will explore two exhibitions, Weaving Stories and Seeing Gender, that grapple with these questions. Museum curators and educators will share classroom activities that use art to explore the theme of intersectionality.

Fall 2021

Workshop: Visualizing Social Justice

How might students use art to further the social justice causes they’re passionate about? This workshop for teachers is designed in tandem with the two-day public symposium After Hope: Future Forms and Alternative Methods (see below). The teacher workshop, with artist Shaghayegh Cyrous, will help educators translate the content of the symposium into tools and resources for guiding middle and high school students in visualizing their own social justice stories.

Spring 2021

Learning and Unlearning Our Histories

We invite middle and high school teachers to join us for this three-day summer institute on art and place-making as tools for learning and unlearning history. We’ll share resources, activities, and ideas that you can use to encourage students to explore their identities and find solidarity within their communities. Learn how culturally specific museums like the Asian Art Museum and the Museum of the African Diaspora can support you in implementing California’s recently approved Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

Spring 2020

Workshop: Asian American Women Artists, Past and Present

We’ll learn about the impact of Asian American women artists from the Bay Area, past and present, in this virtual workshop featuring guest artist Jenifer K Wofford. Wofford, a Filipina American artist and educator based in San Francisco, will talk about her mural Pattern Recognition, the first commission for the museum’s new Lawrence and Gorretti Lui Hyde Street Art Wall.

Upcoming Workshops and Events