Around the World: Create Art Inspired by Utagawa Hiroshige, Remembering Artist Zarina Hashmi, and More
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, connect with art online and get a closer look at exhibitions at Asia Society and elsewhere.
Make Your Own Art — Beginners Welcome!
Using the inspiration of complementary colors blue and orange in the woodblock prints of Utagawa Hiroshige, this short art lesson by LACMA teaching artist Shannon Green can help you create your own work.
Visit Miya Ando's Inspiration in Japan
If we can't be in Japan right now, Google Earth provides a virtual visit to its most well-known Zen garden Ryōan-ji, which is a source for artist Miya Ando in our recent exhibition of her work, Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form. Use this resource to explore the garden remotely and learn more about where Ando draws her inspiration.
Remembering the Legend Zarina Hashmi
The art world lost a legend when Zarina Hashmi passed away in April 2020. Watch this short video highlighting one of her master works, Home is a Foreign Place, with Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Brinda Kumar. The work, with its questions of belonging and loss, resonates especially in these times.
"I tried to fly / Got lost in the thermal / Could never go back / Having lost the place to land" — Zarina
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About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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