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Chase F. Robinson Named Director of Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries
<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>
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From Zombies to Martial Arts Masters, the 23rd Annual “Made in Hong Kong Film Festival” Does Full-Throttle Cinema
<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>
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Freer|Sackler Wins 2018 MUSE Award for Museum Audio App Focusing on Accessibility
<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
<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
<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>

Royal Portraits From 19th-Century Iran Will Go on View at the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler
<p>Kings and noblemen of Irans Qajar dynasty (17791925) commissioned self-portraits to convey their power and splendor. Such imagery proliferated as monumental oil paintings, photographs or as intimately scaled lacquer objects and uniquely combined traditional Persian artistic conventions with European modes of representation. The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran offers a rare &#8230;</p>
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Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Launches New Location-aware Audio Tour App
<p>Jan. 16, 2018 To enhance visitor experiences both within and outside of its newly reopened galleries, the Smithsonians Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have launched the Freer Thinking Audio App, a new location-based app that offers visitors two ways to experience the museums collections. National Public Radios Robert Siegel narrates a &#8230;</p>
Julian and Director Park in Gallery

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Unveils New Korean Art Program
<p>The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have been awarded a grant of more than $1 million from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. I am thrilled to be working with the ministry on this important project, said curator J. Keith Wilson, the Freer|Sackler curator &#8230;</p>

Science and Art Come Together at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery
<p>The only existing sixth- and seventh-century Chinese lacquer Buddha sculptures will come together for the first time in an exhibition at the Smithsonians Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha will be on view Dec. 9June 10, 2018. Modern technology and scientific analysis have revealed how these extremely rare life-sized Chinese Buddha sculptures &#8230;</p>

Dame Professor Jessica Rawson To Be Awarded the Charles Lang Freer Medal
<p>Museums Award Marks Lifetime Contributions to Asian Art Renowned art historian, author, academic administrator and curator Dame Professor Jessica Rawson will be awarded the Charles Lang Freer Medal for her lifetime work in Chinese art and archeology. The medal will be presented to the noted British scholar in a private ceremony in Washington, D.C., Saturday, &#8230;</p>