FREE! Seasonal: Celebrate Spring with Cherry Blossoms

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 live, interactive program, 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. This program is available as a virtual tour for individual classes or as a live or recorded webinar.  For the webinar option, please click HERE.  

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30-60 minutes depending on teacher needs.

Target Audience

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

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Primary Disciplines

Art, Culture, Fine Arts, International, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Social Studies/History

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Booking Information

Special Seasonal Program. This program is offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between 9am-5pm EST from March 18-April 18. Register at least 2 weeks before your scheduled program date for best availability. Webinar style program is also available. To register for the live webinar or to receive a recording please register with this link https://asia.si.edu/whats-on/events/event-series/cherry-blossom-festival-webinars/

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

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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Program Details


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.


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.