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Art Speak, Identity, and Place

Asian Art Museum Art Speak teaching artist, Adrienne Skye Roberts, discusses the inspiration behind her work with the Art Speak interns and her own art.

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

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Nine Cloud Dream

Digitized from VHS, this video re-tells a popular Korean folktale using a painted Korean screen from the collection of the Asian Art Museum.

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

Artwork

Large plate with map of Japan, 1800-1868

Large plate with map of Japan, 1800-1868. Japan; Arita region, Saga prefecture. Porcelain with cobalt decoration. The Avery Brundage Collection, B72P1.

GRADE LEVEL: 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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Karasu Tengu (crowlike deity) mask, approx. 1800-1850

Karasu Tengu (crowlike deity) mask, approx. 1800-1850. Japan. Netsuke; ivory with dark detail staining, inlaid metal. The Avery Brundage Collection, B70Y811.

GRADE LEVEL: 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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Justin Chin - "The Glitters"

Justin Chin reads a poem he wrote in response to the artwork, Absence of God VII, 2008 by Raqib Shaw. This work is in the exhibition Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18 – September 2, 2012). Co-presented by Litquake.

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