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Hermit in landscape, approx. 1618–1652

Hermit in landscape, approx. 1618–1652, Chen Hongshou (1598-1652). China; Ming dynasty (1368–1644) or Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Hanging Scroll; ink and colors on silk. Museum purchase, B79D8.

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

Artwork

Haniwa in the Form of a Warrior

Haniwa in the form of a warrior, approx. 300–552. Japan; excavated at Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture. Kofun period (300–552). Earthenware. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S204.

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

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Japanese Painting: Tosa School

The Tosa school, which originated in Kyoto during the Muromachi period (1392–1573), traditionally painted for the imperial family and nobility. They took as their subjects classical Japanese literature, such as the Tale of Genji and the Tales of Ise. Learn more.

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

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Jagannath Panda on "The Cult of Survival II"

New Delhi-based artist Jagannath Panda lives in the burgeoning city of Gurgaon, which is one of India’s major outsourcing hubs and bases of operation for global corporations. His works illustrate the city’s tensions, as overdevelopment threatens natural habitats and infrastructures collapse before they are completed. Panda’s mix of mythology and realism points to the evolving nature of Indian identity and experience today.

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

Artwork

Four seated musicians, approx. 700–750

Four seated musicians, approx. 700–750. China Tang dynasty (618–906). Earthenware. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P316, B60P317, B60P3186, and B60P319.

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

Background Information

Formats of Chinese Painting

Learn more about the various formats of Chinese painting.

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

Artwork

Dancer, approx. 618–700

Dancer, approx. 618–700. China Tang dynasty (618–906). Painted earthenware. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P305.

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

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Create Your Own Samurai Helmet

Create a helmet out of folded paper, called origami. Decorate it with added embellishments and markings to simulate the patterns of lacing and other details.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)