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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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"Election Day 1844," 1913. Edward Lamson Henry, American, 1841-1919. Oil on canvas. Manoogian collection

American Spectacle: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection

Students will analyze American art from historical, geographic, and economic perspectives to propose solutions to a current, local challenge.
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ancient sculptures

Past Objects, Present Culture

Using the five themes of geography to guide their inquiry, students will explore objects from ancient civilizations to understand how human culture has evolved and how those advances affect our lives today.

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Ceramic dish

Understanding the Five Themes of Geography

How can art help students understand the world around them? Use this graphic organizer during a self-guided visit to help connect art with the five themes of geography.

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