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DIA Conservator Aaron Steele using an imaging device on Bruegel's "The Wedding Dance"

Bruegel’s “The Wedding Dance” Revealed Educator Resource: The Electromagnetic Spectrum

In this lesson, students learn about the EMS and apply their skills using special exhibition Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed.  
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DIA Conservator working on Bruegel's "The Wedding Dance"

Scientific Inquiry: Behind the Scenes of Bruegel’s “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

What happens behind closed doors at the DIA? Using the Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed exhibit, students explore the work of DIA conservation professionals and how they unraveled the mysteries behind Bruegel’s famous piece using observation, scientific inquiry, and scientific instruments.
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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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"Mountain and River Landscape," 1711, Wang Yuanqi, Chinese; Ink and watercolor on paper.

Lessons from Asian Art: A Taste for the Three Perfections

Through classroom and museum experiences, middle school students will be able to describe the ways in which East Asian painting and calligraphy in various formats have evolved as records of time and conveyors of cultural values.
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Image: Bojagi, mid to late 20th century, Korean; silk, cloth. 

Storytelling Through Asian Art

Through classroom and museum experiences, elementary students will be able to describe how East Asian artists used various materials and symbols to tell a story using the work of art.
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