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The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration.

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Arjuna’s Meditation: An excerpt from the Mahabharata. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: SL.4.2, SL.4.3, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
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Asian Art Museum Art Speak interns discusses works of art in the Shanghai exhibition at the Asian Art Museum (on view from Feb 12 to Sept 5, 2010).
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Art, Reality, and the Brain: The Quest for Aesthetic Universals Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and...
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Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neuroscience...
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A behind-the-scenes look at art conservation at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. This video also includes brief information about Southeast...
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Asian Art Museum storyteller, Jeff Byers, tells a story about the Hindu gods Shiva and Parvati in front of related artworks in the Asian Art Museum's...
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The Barong is a protective deity that can take on a variety of animal forms--lions, tigers, and boars are some of the more common images--and each...
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This video depicts a cremation ceremony for members of the Balinese royal family. There are dozens of steps in the Balinese cremation process which...
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This video features examples of different types of Balinese dance, costumes, and music. The Bali: Art, Ritual Performance exhibition is on view at...
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Regarded as one of the fastest guitarist in Indonesia, I Wayan Balawan appears in a special concert performing his signature blend of traditional...