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Create a Personal Kit’alar

A kit’alar is a calligraphic work written on a rectangular piece of paper pasted onto a cardboard backing. Equal margins are left around the calligraphy in which the artist decorates with marbled paper (ebru) or illumination.

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

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Hokusai and Hiroshige: Great Japanese Prints from the James A. Michener Collection

Overview of the Hokusai and Hiroshige: Great Japanese Prints from the James A. Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts exhibition that took place at the Asian Art Museum from September 26–December 6, 1998 (filmed at former museum location in Golden Gate Park).

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

Artwork

Bottle Gourds, 1930–1957

Bottle Gourds, 1930–1957, by Qi Baishi (1863-1957). Hanging scroll; ink and colors on paper. The Avery Brundage Collection, B69D15.

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

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Baat Cheet with Artist Chiraag Bhakta

Utilizing the special exhibition “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” as a point of departure, this short, dynamic talk, or Baat Cheet, focuses on California’s unique role in the adoption, evolution, and popularization of yoga today.

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

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Every Face Has a Story - Summer 2018

Artist Cece Carpio takes over the Village Artist Corner this summer to radiate the themes of the exhibition Divine Bodies into the community surrounding the museum. Divine Bodies asks us to look for the divine in the human, and Carpio has found it in women living and working in the Tenderloin. With a series of painted portraits paired with their stories captured on video about the participants and their lives, Carpio shines a light on those who are needed to be seen.

GRADE LEVEL: College and Beyond

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Batik of Java: A Centuries Old Tradition

Watch Javanese artisans make batik and learn more about their refined techniques.

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

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Artist in Focus: Xu Bing

Xu Bing is renowned for his artistic explorations of the role of language in human life.

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

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At the Table: Rice Paper Scissors

Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan of Rice Paper Scissors bring Vietnamese street food to California. For this Tasting Menu, they explore how food and fashion are passed down through generations — namely by our grandparents. Joining them is Andria Lo of local blog Chinatown Pretty, which celebrates the street style of seniors in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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

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At the Table: Kwangjuyo Ceramics and Corey Lee

The Bay Area is known for its unique food culture and the exquisite plating techniques that are essential to a memorable presentation. Corey Lee — chef of Benu, Monsieur Benjamin and In Situ — uses wares made by Kwangjuyo, a Korea-based company that promotes the beauty of Korean dining culture.

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