From State to Empire
An animated map and timeline overview of the rise of the First Emperor and the expansion of the state of Qin in ancient China.
Mapping Chinese Dynastic History and art from 960 to Present
Note: This video does not include audio.
The exhibition, “Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei” at the Asian Art Museum (from 6/17-9/18/16) focuses on Chinese imperial taste over more than 1,000 years, during which Chinese political borders changed dramatically. This video highlights some of those changes.
Secrets of the Stupa
Jeffrey Durham, Assistant Curator of Himalayan Art at the Asian Art Museum discusses the secrets of the Svayambhu Stupa in the Asian Art Museum’s collection.
The Monk and the Samurai
Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Jeff Byers, tells a story about a monk and a samurai in the Asian Art Museum’s Japan galleries.
Ganesha, The Remover of Obstacles
Hear the origin story of the Hindu deity Ganesha and learn how to identify depictions of Ganesha with the use of artworks in the Asian Art Museum’s collection.
Narasimha: A Story about the Hindu Deity Vishnu
Monica Desai tells a story about Narasimha, an incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu.
Nowruz, The New Day of the New Year
Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Leta Bushyhead, tells a story about the Persian New Year, Nowruz.
Celebrating the New Year in Japan: Jizo
Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Leta Bushyhead, tells a new year story about Jizo, a deity whose statues are a common sight throughout Japan, especially by roadsides. Traditionally, he is seen as the guardian of children.
Vishnu's Gatekeepers: Jaya and Vijaya
Asian Art Museum Storyteller Leta Bushyhead tells a scene from from the Rama epic (Ramayana) with the use of artworks in the museum’s collection.