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Freer Gallery of Art Celebrates a “Man Mad About Painting”

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<p>In commemoration of the centennial of museum founder Charles Lang Freers death in 1919, and in celebration of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020, the Freer Gallery of Art will showcase a yearlong exhibition on the compelling career of Katsushika Hokusai. Hokusai: Mad about Painting will be on view Nov. 23 through Nov. 8, &#8230;</p>

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Reveals There Is More Than Meets the Eye When It Comes to Buddhist Sculpture

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<p> | A single objecta centuries-old gilt wood sculpture of Gwaneum, the bodhisattva (a person on the path of becoming a Buddha) of compassionis the focus of the Freer|Sacklers newest exhibition, Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece. The exhibition will be on view Sept. 21 &#8230;</p>

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Presents a Different View of Iran

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<p>My Iran: Six Women Photographers will be on view at the Smithsonians Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Aug. 10 through Feb. 9, 2020. It is the latest in the museums ongoing exhibition series of contemporary Asian photography. Drawn from the museums growing collections, the works of these six female photographers, Hengameh Golestan, Newsha Tavakolian, Malekeh Nayiny, &#8230;</p>

Aliens, Dragon Boats and Gangsters Galore at the 24th Annual “Made in Hong Kong Film Festival”

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<p>The 24th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, cosponsored by the Smithsonians Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, features some of the most talked-about recent films out of Hong Kong. This years festival, running from July 19 through Aug 18, brings together Hong &#8230;</p>
blue and white vases on gilded shelving in the green and blue peacock room

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Explores Chapters of Artist James McNeill Whistler’s Life in Two Exhibitions

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<p>Charles Lang Freer first met James McNeill Whistler when he visited the artists London home in 1890 to inquire about collecting more of Whistlers artwork. This encounter spurred a historic and extraordinary friendship between the two mena friendship that not only inspired Freer to emerge as Whistlers foremost American champion, but also served as the &#8230;</p>

Masterpieces of Japanese Art from Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles Donated to The Met, Freer|Sackler, and Portland Art Museum

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<p>April 17, 2019 (New York, April 17, 2019)The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonians Freer|Sackler, and the Portland Art Museum announced jointly today that the three institutions are to receive superlative works of Japanese painting, calligraphy, and ceramics from Seattle-based collectors Mary and Cheney Cowles. The three gifts together total over 550 works and represent &#8230;</p>

Veiled World of Qing Empresses Revealed in Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Exhibition “Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912”

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<p>&ldquo;Empresses of Chinas Forbidden City, 16441912&rdquo; will be on view at the Smithsonians Arthur M. Sackler Gallery March 30 through June 23. This major international exhibition, the largest at the Freer&vert;Sackler in more than a decade, explores empresses lives during the emperor-centric Qing dynasty. Despite the empresses accomplishments and status, they are largely missing from &#8230;</p>

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler and the Cleveland Museum of Art Acquire Exceptional Collection of North Indian Court Paintings

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<p>This year, more than 200 Rajput and Pahari paintings from the prestigious Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Ralph Benkaim Collection have been divided between two public museums, the Smithsonians Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), making them both significant repositories of Indian court painting from the &#8230;</p>
left, print on paper of a bridge against a bright red backdrop; right, black and whtie photo of girls with their hair flying in the wind.

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Traces Japanese Artists’ Response to Modernity With Two Exhibitions

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<p> Japan Modern: Photographs from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection and Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography will be on view at the Smithsonians Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Sept. 29 through Jan. 21, 2019. The Smithsonians Freer|Sackler explores Japanese artists responses to modernity with these two exhibitions, one focused on prints &#8230;</p>

Chase F. Robinson Named Director of Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

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<p>Robinson Is Currently President of The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Chase F. Robinson, currently president of The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and distinguished professor of history, will become the Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art &#8230;</p>