Jan 04, 2022 2022-01-04
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco hosts the best of Asian art for use in the classroom or at home. The museum’s educational website offers 91 lessons and activities, 326 videos, images of 257 pieces of art, and many more resources for educators and students. Its content incorporates and builds on the museum’s collection of pieces from countries ranging from Turkey to India and China over more than 6,000 years. The museum’s cache features over 18,000 objects, including paintings, furniture, textiles, and large sculptures; more than 10,000 are available online in the growing artwork database.
Visitors to the site can search for artwork, activities, and video clips by term, region, topic, curriculum unit, academic subject, and grade level. Items are available for prekindergarten to college and beyond. Teachers can access content on topics such as creating a Chinese brush painting and assembling a personal narrative. They will also find reading and other materials, labeled as background information, on the geography of Southeast Asia and other subjects.