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Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones): A Royal Persian Manuscript by Jami
Online exhibit featuring paintings inspired by the Haft awrang (Seven Thrones) composed by Iranian poet Abdul-Rahman Jami. Provides description of the poems, interpretations of the imagery in the paintings, and some audio guides.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Hokusai
Online exhibit that includes works from throughout the career of the famous Japanese printmaker and draftsman, Hokusai. Includes information on his composition, technique, and subjects. Also has a bibliography.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Indian Music and the Sitar
Lessons in which students “internalize” traditional Indian music by taking part in it. They listen to it, dance to it, and even play sitar music and ragas.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation
Online exhibit about the influence of Chinese ceramics on Iraqi ceramics and the spread of techniques and aesthetics to the world through trade with Iraq. Includes downloadable brochure from exhibition.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection
Website showing a number of Japanese prints known as ukiyo-e or pictures from the floating world. Kabuki actors play a starring role in the collection, whose costumes and art are captured on woodblock prints which sold very well in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Portrature Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter
Exhibition displays the diversity of contemporary Asian American identity. Portraits offer representations against and beyond the stereotypes that have long obscured the complexity of being Asian in America.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 9–12
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Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries
Online exhibit featuring 6th century artifacts recently found in the Qingzhou region of China. Discusses how these discoveries reshaped understandings of Buddhist worship and Chinese sculpture of the time.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Japan: Images of a People
Lesson plans bring Japanese and American art into comparison, illuminating the cultural heritage of Japan. Students create Japanese painted screens.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Style and Status Teacher' Guide
“Asian Art Connections” teacher's guide related to the online exhibit, Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey. Includes an introduction, classroom activity, and featured objects looking at the social contexts of clothing in Ottoman Turkey.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey
Online exhibit explaining the cultural significance of fabric and clothing for the Ottoman rulers (1281-1924). Includes pictures of the robes, information on Ottoman style, the social significance of the robes and contexts where they would be worn, and many links to sites about the Ottoman Empire.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): General audience
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