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Teaching the Arts is a free online newsletter created for teachers by the Education staff at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Each month's issue includes an information feature on art from the museum's collection. Asian art topics are frequently highlighted, including these past issues:

October 2005
Ink Tablet in the Form of a Tortoise
Learn why this little tortoise was such a prized possession for a Chinese scholar.

March 2005
Japanese Tiger and Dragon
Two powerful animals represent the forces of the universe.

October 2004
Chinese Scholar's Study
Discover a place to connect with nature through poetry, painting, and music.

September 2004
Village Story Blanket
An embroidered blanket tells the story of traditional Hmong life.

January 2004
Indian Art
The art of India, birthplace of three major religions, provides an introduction to a fascinating culture.


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