Art of South Asia

Educator Stacey Gomez Chaleff delves into the art of South Asia through the sculptures Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja) (c. 1000), Buddha Shakyamuni (c. 1100), and Railing Pillar: The Great Departure of Siddhartha (c. 100 BCE).

The series Spotlight on Art: Videos for Schools offers a closer look at objects from the Norton Simon collections. Featuring 2 to 3 artworks, each video is designed to encourage prolonged looking, reflection and discussion, while also including information about the artist and historical context. What’s more, the series provides an ongoing connection to the Museum for teachers and students from afar. We encourage you to use these videos in combination with our curriculum packets, activity lesson plans, and other related materials provided in the links below.