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[teacherartexchange] Art of Asia - Online Multimedia


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Dec 18 2005 - 11:31:55 PST

Dear Art Educators,

Those of you who teach Asian Art (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) will want
to take a look at this online interactive multimedia presentation from
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

The Art of Asia
Online exhibit features objects from The Minneapolis Institute of
Arts' permanent collection, and explores several cross-cultural Asian

Highlights and features of this project include:

Explorations of major cross-cultural Asian themes: Buddhism,
Architecture, and Ceramics

Access to thousands of object images with basic information and
extended commentary, and the option to make personal selections and
email them to others

Highlighted objects, featuring interviews with curators

Special sub-collections based on themes, time periods, and types

Historical and contemporary maps of major Asian countries and dynasties

A rich overview of Chinese dynasties and artistic production

Guides to Japanese and Korean historical periods

A comprehensive guide to early Chinese ceramics

Video and text treatments based on Japanese subjects: woodblock
prints, architectural interiors, and Japanese Buddhism

An extensive feature on the creation and preservation of a Tibetan sand mandala

Browse History and Maps, Buddhism, Ceramics and Architecture. Explore
the Collection. See additional resources - including Mandala Teacher's

I have this resource linked on my Asian Art links page.

More Presentations from MIA:


Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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