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In the Snow at Tsukahara on Sado Island

In the Snow at Tsukahara on Sado Island (Sashu Tsukahara setchu) from The Illustrated and Abridged Biography of the Founder [Nichiren] (Koso goichidai ryakuzu), by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797-1861). Japan. Woodblock print; ink and colors on paper. Gift of the Grabhorn Ukiyo-e Collection, 2005.100.118.

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

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Assembling Personal Narrative

Students will: 1.) Observe and discuss how artist Santiago Bose uses cultural symbols and artistic methods as post-colonial critique. 2.) Create an assemblage using found objects that conveys their personal identities. 3.) Interview a family member to uncover a photograph or symbol that recalls their heritage and include this in their assemblages. 4.) Write a first person narrative telling a story about their assemblages.

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

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Hindu Deities Shiva and Parvati, 1000-1100

The Hindu Deities Shiva and Parvati, 1000-1100. Cambodia; former Kingdom of Angkor. Sandstone. The Avery Brundage Collection, B66S2 and B66S3.

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

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Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is among the finest surviving examples of the defensive structures built in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as samurai strongholds and symbols of power. Learn more.

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

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Hexagonal vase with phoenixes, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Hexagonal vase with phoenixes, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Reign of the Longqing Emperor (1567–1572). China; Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt and overglaze monochrome decoration. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2349.

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

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Helmet with chain mail neckguard, approx. 1820–1840

Helmet with chain mail neckguard, approx. 1820–1840. Pakistan; Probably Lahore, Punjab province. Helmet of iron overlaid with gold; mail neckguard of iron and brass. Gift of the Kapany Collection, 1998.69.

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

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Hawk on oak tree, approx. 1630–1650

Hawk on oak tree, by Soga Nichokuan (Japanese, active approx. 1624–1658), approx. 1630–1650. Hanging scroll; Ink on paper. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60D18.

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

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Hindu Temples

Hindu temples are numerous in form, and probably evolved from a variety of sources, including the worship of natural sites, mounds, trees, due to the need for a place to conduct ritual practices and house images of deities. Learn more.

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