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Hamada Shoji (Japanese, 1894–1978). Bowl, ca. 1950. Stoneware with clear and iron glazes, Height: 3 in. Diameter: 8 1/2 in. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Richard H. Webber. 57.118

Lessons From Asian Art: Cultural Diplomacy Through Ceramics

Through a variety of classroom and museum experiences, high school students will be able to explain how ceramic forms can provide examples of both continuity and change between regions and how the trade of ceramic products between cultures can create a positive impact on both economic and diplomatic fronts.
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Scene from "The Tale of Genji": from the chapter "The Maiden", between 1650 and 1700

Lessons from Asian Art: Material World

Through a variety of classroom and museum experiences, middle school students will apply their scientific inquiry skills to investigate different artistic mediums in order to discover how artists have applied various tools and technology in the transformation of raw materials into works of art. 
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