Celebrate Cherry Blossoms FREE Webinar (Grades 1-3 and 4-6 English and ASL)

by  Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art

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What is it about cherry trees, or sakura, that makes them so beloved? During this interactive webinar, students will explore hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing.” Through paintings, woodblock prints, and other art forms, students will discover Japanese symbols, values, and traditions associated with blooming cherry trees.  Live Webinar Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 1:00PMEST for Grades 1-3 and Thursday, March 21 at 1:00PM EST.  To register or receive a recording CLICK HERE.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:

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Maximum participants:

no max

Primary Disciplines

Art, Culture, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, International, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Writing

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Booking Information

Live Webinars on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 1:00 PM EST for Grades 1-3 and Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 1:00 PM EST for Grades 4-6. To register or receive a recording click the link https://asia.si.edu/whats-on/events/event-series/cherry-blossom-festival-webinars/

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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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Program Details


This is a webinar style program. In this program students will use Project Zero thinking routines to look carefully and think critically about works of art. Participants will view works of art and engage in conversation (via chat) and activities such as writing and sketching. Participants will receive a recording of the event.


Students will:
1. Explore works of art from Asian countries.
2. Look closely to describe and analyze works of art.
3. Engage in discussions about celebrations around the world and make connections to their own lives.
4. 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.