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How does art help us understand the lives of people from different times, places, and cultures? Students will investigate scenes and objects of daily life in works of art across Asia to discover what people in the past valued and how they celebrated through food and rituals. Through the objects they examine, students will compare daily life in the past to how they live today.

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30-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Suggested max is 30 for optimum interactivity. Please let us know if you have more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Art, Culture, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, International, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

Offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on a flexible schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Register at least 3 weeks before your requested program date to guarantee best availability. If you would like to check on the status of your request, please contact asiatours@si.edu. All requests are subject to availability.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact us at asiatours@si.edu if you need to cancel. We request 2 weeks notice for cancellations.

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Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art

Washington , DC
United States

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, are located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Committed to preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting exemplary works of art, the National Museum of Asian Art addresses broad questions about culture, identity, and the contemporary world. The museum cares for exceptional collections of Asian art, with more than 45,000 objects dating from the Neolithic period to today and originating from the ancient Near East to China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Islamic world. Nearly a century old, the Freer Gallery of Art also holds a significant group of American works of art largely dating to the late nineteenth century. It houses the world’s largest collection of diverse works by James McNeill Whistler, including the famed Peacock Room.

Virtual Museum Educator

Program Details


Program is presented on Zoom by professional museum educators. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Students may participate in simple drawing and writing exercises throughout the program. Programs are highly interactive and participants are expected to be on camera and interact with the presenter.


Students will:
- Explore works of art from Asian countries.
- Look closely to describe and analyze works of art.
- Engage in discussions about celebrations around the world and make connections to their own lives.
- Develop an appreciation for world cultures.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with Common Core Standards, DC Public School Standards, Virginia Standards of Learning, and Maryland Common Core State Standards. Please contact us for more details.