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Subodh Gupta with installation of Terminal.

Subodh Gupta Transforms Sackler Pavilion Into Immersive Urban Landscape

https://asia.si.edu/press-release/subodh-gupta-transforms-sackler-pavilion-into-immersive-urban-landscape/
<p>Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu http://asia.si.edu/press Aug 23, 2017 A monumental installation, Terminal, by internationally acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta (b. 1964, Khagaul, Bihar, India) will be displayed at the Smithsonians Arthur M. Sackler Gallery as part of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur &#8230;</p>
Cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat suckling four kittens.

“Divine Felines” Highlights the Importance of Cats in Ancient Egypt

https://asia.si.edu/press-release/divine-felines-highlights-the-importance-of-cats-in-ancient-egypt/
<p>Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu http://asia.si.edu/press Aug 1, 2017 Long before cats became stars of the internet, they enjoyed great fame in ancient Egypt. The exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egyptexploresthe role and meaning of cats through a selection of works of art from &#8230;</p>
Detail of gilt copper sculpture of Tara, Tibetan Buddhist bodhisattva, with intricate turquoise and coral inlays.

Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery Explores Rich Buddhist Heritage of Asia

https://asia.si.edu/press-release/smithsonians-sackler-gallery-explores-rich-buddhist-heritage-of-asia/
<p>Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu http://asia.si.edu/press July 27, 2017 Buddhism is practiced by millions around the globe and holds a rich and diverse history spanning more than 2,500 years. Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia, opening Oct. 14 at the Arthur M. &#8230;</p>
A Perfect Harmony - Freer | Sackler Reopening concept visualization; Freer building with fighting peacocks projected onto it.

Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery To Reopen in October 2017 With a Commissioned Public Artwork by Tony Award-winning Artists

https://asia.si.edu/press-release/smithsonians-freer-gallery-of-art-and-arthur-m-sackler-gallery-to-reopen-in-october-2017-with-a-commissioned-public-artwork-by-tony-award-winning-artists/
<p>Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu http://asia.si.edu/press July 26, 2017 The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonians museums of Asian Art in Washington, will be transformed into a spectacular public artwork by the Tony Award-winning artists, 59 Productions, to celebrate the &#8230;</p>
Detail image, ancient Chinese bells from the Resound: Ancient Bells of China exhibition

Resound: Ancient Bells of China open October 14, 2017–2020

Ancient Bells of China Resound Throughout Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery

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<p>EXHIBITION OFFERS VISITORS DYNAMIC EXPERIENCE OF BELLS FROM CHINESE BRONZE AGE Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu  http://asia.si.edu/press July 12, 2017 Resound: Bells of Ancient China will feature more than 60 bells and noisemakers that span the entire length of the Chinese Bronze Age (ca. 1800 B.C.9 A.D.) &#8230;</p>

Art Conservation Goes Al Fresco

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<p>SCULPTURES COME OUT OF SMITHSONIANS FREER GALLERY TO RECEIVE PRESERVATION WORK IN PUBLIC VIEW Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: asia.si.edu/press July 27, 2017 Art conservation goes on every day at the Smithsonians many museums and research centers, but usually out of public view. The Smithsonians Freer &#8230;</p>

Made in Hong Kong Film Festival Takes a Look at Movies Made After the Transfer to China

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<p>FREER AND SACKLER GALLERIES 22ND ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL TO INCLUDE U.S. PREMIERE OF 4K DIGITAL RESTORATION OF LANDMARK 1997 FILM MADE IN HONG KONG Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: asia.si.edu/press July 6, 2017 The 22nd annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, cosponsored by the Smithsonians &#8230;</p>

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery To Reopen With Weekend-long Celebration

https://asia.si.edu/press-release/freer-gallery-of-art-and-arthur-m-sackler-gallery-to-reopen-with-weekend-long-celebration-2/
<p>THE TWO GALLERIES REOPEN OCT. 14 AS THE PLACE WHERE ASIA MEETS AMERICA Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu http://asia.si.edu/press May 23, 2017 The Smithsonians Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will mark the reopening of the museums by celebrating Where Asia Meets &#8230;</p>
Director Julian Raby presenting the Freer Medal to Dame Professor Jessica Rawson

Dame Professor Jessica Rawson To Be Awarded the Charles Lang Freer Medal

https://asia.si.edu/press-release/dame-professor-jessica-rawson-to-be-awarded-the-charles-lang-freer-medal-2/
<p>MUSEUMS AWARD MARKS LIFETIME CONTRIBUTIONS TO ASIAN ART Media only: Erick Hoffman 202-633-0447 or 202-412-3916; hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu http://asia.si.edu/press May 19, 2017 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 &#8230;</p>

Director of Smithsonian’s Asian Art Galleries Announces Plan To Retire

https://asia.si.edu/press-release/director-of-smithsonians-asian-art-galleries-announces-plan-to-retire/
<p>Media only: John Gibbons (202) 633-5187; gibbonsjp@si.edu Becky Haberacker (202) 633-5183; haberackerb@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu/ May 19, 2017 Julian Raby, the Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Smithsonians Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, has announced that he will retire from his position at the beginning of 2018 after 15 years with &#8230;</p>