Educator workshops at Asia Society Texas Center combine a two-hour workshop with a performing or visual arts experience. Designed for K-12 and university instructors, these trainings give educators a greater understanding of Asian art, culture, economics, government, music, and theater. Following presentations, participants will tour the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery or attend a workshop-related event in The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater. Participants will also receive applicable G/T hours from the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT).
Asia Society's Education Department is offering three different student tour programs tied to current exhibitions for students to learn about Asian art, culture, and traditions. These programs take a unique student-centered approach, providing an active learning experience that enables students to express their thoughts and engage in dialogue and activities throughout the entire program. Visits take place on weekdays for 1-2 hours.
- FREE to public, private, charter, and home school students.
- Funding is available for transportation.
- TEKS-aligned with clearly defined learning goals for each program.
- Tours are available in Spanish.
Ayomi Yoshida: One 1-Hour Tour Experience:
- In this large-scale installation anchored in Japanese artist Ayomi Yoshida's woodblock printing roots, she investigates time, life cycles in nature, sensory memory, and nostalgia.
- Students will immerse in this sensorial installation and analyze what surrounds them, making personal connections to the artist's culture and experiences.
- Students will analyze how artists create original artworks from memories, imaginings, life experiences, and their surrounding community.
New Cartographies: Two 1-2-Hour Tour Experiences:
- Featuring a selection of works never before seen in Houston, this exhibition delves into how contemporary artists are incorporating cartography into their practices.
- In Experience 1, small group explorations and presentations will guide students in learning how maps define and help navigate different geographies and analyze the wide range of possibilities that maps offer to explore different themes besides geography.
- In Experience 2, group discussion and individual research will focus on how contemporary artists are looking at globally relevant topics such as urbanization, economic migration, environmental change, refugee movements, and the persistence of colonial legacies.
At least two weeks’ notice is required for school tours, and additional advance notice is required for groups larger than 25. For more information, please contact SchoolToursTX@AsiaSociety.org.
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Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center.