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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>

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>
three figures standing in a tunnel

From Zombies to Martial Arts Masters, the 23rd Annual “Made in Hong Kong Film Festival” Does Full-Throttle Cinema

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<p>The 23rd annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, co-presented 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. These free screenings feature a variety of films from cops and gangsters to &#8230;</p>
Freer Thinking

Freer|Sackler Wins 2018 MUSE Award for Museum Audio App Focusing on Accessibility

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<p>The Smithsonians Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Freer|Sackler) collaborated with experiential designers Art Processors to create Freer Thinking, an audio app with a focus on accessibility. Released in October 2017, the app has won an honorable mention in the mobile applications category of the 2018 MUSE awards, presented by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) international Media &#8230;</p>

Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection of Japanese Photographs Acquired by Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler

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<p>The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have acquired more than 400 photographs from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection, expanding dramatically the scope of the museums holdings in modern and contemporary Japanese works on paper. The exceptional collection features over 120 Japanese photographers from the 1880s to 2015, including &#8230;</p>

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Weaves Together Traditional and Contemporary Fashion

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<p>To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia, will be on view at the Smithsonians Arthur M. Sackler Gallery March 24July 29. Traditional 19-century ikat coats and panels from the Sacklers collections, a gift of Guido Goldman, encourage visitors to explore the techniques and traditions that produced the Central Asian textiles. Alongside these historical objects are &#8230;</p>