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Korean Buddhist Art

This video documents the creation of a Buddhist painting by the monk artist, Seol-min (formerly known as Jae-u), who has dedicated her life to keeping the tradition of Buddhist painting alive.

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

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Festival of the Goddess Durga

Learn about the festival in India for one of the most popular forms of the Goddess—Durga.

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

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Kumbhakarna Battles the Monkeys

Asian Art Museum Storyteller Amit Pendyal tells a scene from the Rama epic (Ramayana) with the use of artworks in the museum’s collection. Discover more fresh takes on this ageless tale in the exhibition, The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Krishna Takes a Picture

Paul Hoover reads a poem he wrote in response to the works “Anonymity,” 2008-2011 (eight from a series of nine light boxes) by Poklong Anading and Chinese bronze mirrors (from the Asian Art Museum’s collection). These works are on view as part of the exhibition Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18–September 2, 2012). This presentation was part of MATCHA. Co-presented with Litquake.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12)

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Krishna overcoming the serpent Kaliya, 1400–1500

Krishna overcoming the serpent Kaliya, 1400–1500. India; reportedly from Sundaraperumakoil, Tanjavur district, Tamil Nadu state, former kingdom of Vijayanagara. Bronze. The Avery Brundage Collection, B65B72.

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

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Kecak and the Rama Epic in Bali

Learn about how people in Bali approach the story of Rama and see how to facilitate different forms of Balinese kecak with Gamelan Sekar Jaya and teachers at the Asian Art Museum.

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

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Kanzan (Hanshan) and Jittoku (Shide), approx. 1500-1625

Kanzan (Hanshan), by Tobai (Japanese), approx. 1500-1625. Japan. Hanging scroll; ink and light colors on paper. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60D39+.a.

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