Detail, Thunder God; Katsushika Hokusai; F1900.47
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art Holds Yearlong Exhibition of World-Renowned Japanese Artist Katsushika Hokusai
Detail, Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Gwaneum bosal). Korea, Goryeo period, ca. 1220–85. Gilt wood, gilt copper, and iron with crystal inlays. National Museum of Korea, Seoul
A Look at a Korean Buddhist Sculpture and the Devotional Materials It Once Held Inside
Detail, Somayeh, from Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album; Newsha Tavakolian; courtesy of Newsha Tavakolian/Magnum photos, ELS2019.4.1.
Six Female Artists Explore the Complexities of Life Within and Outside of Iran
Empress Xiaoxian (detail). China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1771, with repainting possibly 19th century. Ignatius Sichelbarth (Ai Qimeng), Yi Lantai, and possibly Wang Ruxue. Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Peabody Essex Museum, gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Sturgis Hinds, 1956, E33619. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.
Woman's robe (munisak); Central Asia, 1850–99; wool, cotton, and silk; Gift of Guido Goldman, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2005.16
“To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia” Explores the Origins of the Ikat and the Links to Their Contemporary Counterparts
Ahmad Shah Qajar and his Cabinet; S2013.4
After-hours Special Preview of “The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran” Feb. 23
Buddha; China, Tang dynasty (618–907), early 7th century; hollow-core lacquer with pigment and gilding; Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art, F1944.46
“Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha” Brings New Understanding
to Sixth- and Seventh-century Buddha Sculptures