Freer Gallery of Art -- Event: Press preview for the grand reopening of Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler:
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Description of Pictures: What: Press preview for the grand reopening of Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler
* John Davis, Under Secretary for Museums and Research/Provost, Smithsonian
* Julian Raby, The Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art
* Massumeh Farhad, chief curator and The Ebrahimi Family Curator of Persian, Arab, and Turkish Art, Freer|Sackler
* Lee Glazer, curator of American art, Freer|Sackler
* Ted Lipman, CEO of The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation
The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, one of the two national museums of Asian art, has been closed since January 2016 to have its galleries revitalized, the exhibition of its collections reimagined and its infrastructure and technological systems upgraded. The Freer, together with its sister museum, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, will reopen with fanfare Oct. 14 as the place “Where Asia Meets America”—two galleries, one destination. While the systems of the Freer and the curation of its collection have been updated, architecturally the museum has returned to its original 1923 design intent and integrity, and the Sackler Gallery has been filled with four new exhibitions, spanning time from ancient Egypt and China to contemporary India.
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PRESS_171011_014.JPG: Julian Raby, The Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art
PRESS_171011_074.JPG: John Davis, Under Secretary for Museums and Research/Provost, Smithsonian
PRESS_171011_250.JPG: Massumeh Farhad, chief curator and The Ebrahimi Family Curator of Persian, Arab, and Turkish Art, Freer|Sackler
PRESS_171011_327.JPG: Lee Glazer, curator of American art, Freer|Sackler
PRESS_171011_448.JPG: Ted Lipman, CEO of The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation
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