Tibetan Thangka Painting (Sacred Pictures)
In Tibet, religious paintings come in several forms, including wall paintings, thangkas (sacred pictures that can be rolled up), and miniatures for ritual purposes or for placement in household shrines.
Tibetan Buddhism in China and Mongolia
Throne for a Buddha image, 1850–1900
Throne for a Buddha image, 1850–1900. Burma. Lacquered and gilded wood and metal with mirror inlay. Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2006.27.1.
The Tet Pole
Asian Art Museum storyteller Miriam Mills tells a New Year story from Vietnam in the Southeast Asian galleries of the Asian Art Museum.
The Story of Rama (Curriculum Unit)
Students explore the characters and themes in the Story of Rama, making connections between the epic and their lives today.
The Spread of Buddhism Across Asia
Trace the spread of Buddhism through close looking at Buddhist objects from different regions. Explore how artifacts reveal distinct local traditions as well as common ideas and motifs.
The Rituals of the Hajj
Lesson on the individual rituals performed by Muslim pilgrims during the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Rama Epic: The Story in Brief
Learn about the main events and conflicts in the Rama epic.
The Rama Epic: Meaning and Storytelling
Why is the epic of Rama a beloved tale in many cultures across South and Southeast Asia? Explore how this story and its characters has remained significant in the lives of millions even today.