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Researching Bay Area Arts Organizations

Objective: Students will investigate and research the history of arts organizations and their contributions in the Bay Area.

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

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Casting Bronze Vessels: The Piece-mold Process (no audio)

Discover how an ancient bronze vessel in the shape of a rhinoceros from Shang-dynasty China may have been created via a piece-mold technique.

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

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Making Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware

Artist Kwangwoo Bae demonstrates the process of making Korean mother-of-pearl lacquerware.

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

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Large Painting Installation

A time-lapse video of the installation of a vast 10 x 20 foot oil painting of the “Delhi Durbar of 1903” by Roderick McKenzie at the Asian Art Museum. Part of the special exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts (on view at the Asian Art Museum from October 21, 2011–April 8, 2012).

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

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Guardian King of the West

In this video, Buddhist monk artists, Seol-min (formerly known as Jae-u) and Myung Chun discuss Korean Buddhist art and paint the Guardian King of the West, which is now in the Asian Art Museum’s collection. This video also includes footage from a symbolic “eye-opening” ceremony, which took place at the museum on December 20, 2003.

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

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Installation of a Maharaja's Silver Carriage

A Maharaja’s magnificent silver and enamel carriage is hoisted into the Asian Art Museum through the large rear windows of the building via crane, and then carefully uncrated and installed for the upcoming Maharaja exhibition. Time lapse video compresses approximately two full days of work into less than two minutes. This carriage was on view during the exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts (October 21, 2011–April 8, 2012).

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

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Installing a Colossal Statue of a Man

Sneak a peek behind the scenes of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco as staff and Ship Art employees install a colossal statue of a man in the museum for the Roads of Arabia exhibition.

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