Clusters of red maple leaves and wisps of reeds in a flowing, dark blue stream of water, indicated by painterly gold highlights of the currents.

Detail, Maple Leaves on a Stream (front), Ikeda Koson (1801–1866), Edo period, 1856–58, pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on gilded paper, Purchase—Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund and funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries in appreciation of James W. Lintott and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2011–2015), Freer Gallery of Art, F2014.7.1–2 

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Three metal, handled vessels with zoomorphic designs.

Left to right: Ritual wine pouring vessel (gong) with masks (taotie), dragons, and real animals, Anyang or middle Yangzi region, ca. 1100 B.C., bronze, Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer, F1961.33a–b; Ritual wine-pouring vessel (gong) with masks (taotie) and dragons, middle or late Anyang period, ca. 1100 B.C., bronze, Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.279a–b; Ritual wine-pouring vessel (gong) with masks (taotie), dragons, and real animals, middle Anyang period, ca. 1150–1100 B.C., bronze, Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment, F1939.53a–b (National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art Presents “Anyang: China’s Ancient City of Kings”

The First Major Exhibition in the United States Dedicated to Anyang, the Capital of Ancient China’s Shang Dynasty and Birthplace of Chinese Archaeology

Left: Remains of a brick temple on a forest-covered mountain peak, with flooded rice paddies and blue sky in the distance; Right: Face of sandstone sculpture of Krishna

Left: Northeast peak of Phnom Da in 2019. Southern Cambodia, Takeo Province. Photo: Konstanty Kulik, courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art
Right: Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan (detail), c. 600. Southern Cambodia, Takeo Province, Phnom Da. Sandstone; The Cleveland Museum of Art

Groundbreaking Exhibition of Newly Restored Cambodian Masterpiece “Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan” Integrates Art and Experiential Digital Design

“Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” Opens at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art April 30

(from right) Ichikawa Sadanji as Mizuhiki Seigorō (Kuryūzan Namiemon), Ichikawa Kodanji as Tobimono Chōjirō, Nakamura Shikan IV as Yotsuguruma Daihachi, and Onoe Kikugorō V as Tobikata Hamamatsuchō Tatsugorō, Onoe Matsusuke as Tobimono Kameemon, Bandō Kakitsu I as Tobimono Fujimatsu, and Onoe Kōzō as Tobimono Kunimatsu in in the play God's Blessing for the Reconciliation of the Me-gumi Firemen and the Sumo Wrestlers (Kami no megumi wagō no torikumi)
Toyohara Kunichika / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC: The Pearl and Seymour Moskowitz Collection, S2021.5.339a-c

National Museum of Asian Art Debuts Works on Paper Gallery With Exhibition of Recently Acquired Japanese Prints

“Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection” Will Open for the National Cherry Blossom Festival March 19