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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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“Early Autumn,” late 1200s–1300s, signed Qian Xuan, Ink and watercolor on paper. Detroit Institute of Arts

The Seasons in Bloom

Through classroom and museum experiences, elementary students will be able to accurately identify and describe various plants related to the four seasons as represented in a variety of East Asian art. 
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"On Anchor bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan," 2010, Jeff Gaydash, American. Collection of the artist.

Looking at Michigan’s Great Lakes

Students build map-reading skills and explore themes of geography and the environment by using a special collection of Great Lakes photographs by Jeff Gaydash.
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Self Portrait II, 1938, Joan Miró, Spanish; oil on burlap

DIA At Home | Drawing Activities

Students call upon their own life experiences and imagination in these drawing activities as they explore what elements can be used to create a still life, portrait, and self-portrait.
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