FREE! The Art of Mindfulness

by  Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art

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How do slow-looking, movement  and mindfulness promote social and emotional learning? Take a deep breath and invite your students to slow down and explore a work of art through inquiry, discussion, movement and breath.  Students will make personal connections and respond through simple writing or sketching activities. .  

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30-60 minutes depending on grade level and teacher needs

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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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, Health/Physical Education, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Problem Solving, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Writing

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Booking Information

Offered Monday through 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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Please notify us 2 weeks in advance of your tour or as soon as possible if you need to cancel your program.

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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.

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Students will begin with breathing and movement exercises to calm the body and mind. Students will participate in slow-looking using thinking routines to connect to a work of art. Lastly, students will connect to the artwork through writing or sketching. Programs are highly interactive and encourage students to engage through close-looking, inquiry, and conversation. Participants are expected to be on camera and interact with the presenter.


• Develop critical thinking skills using thinking routines to explore works of art.
• Make connections to Asian Art and culture.
• Experience breathing and movement exercises that improve posture, body tone, strength
and emotional regulation.
• Cultivate a classroom community through shared experience of looking at art and exploring
yoga, movement and meditation together.