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2014_DC_SIFG_BW26DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Bountiful Waters
Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art
March 8–September 14, 2014
The waters that surround the islands of Japan and flow from its mountain ranges to form rivers and lakes host plants and animals that have sustained human life since prehistoric times. This exhibition features a selection of...
2019_DC_SIFG_Dewings37DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Dewing's Poetic World
Dewing's Poetic World
November 27, 2019 – November 2020
Best known for his tonal compositions featuring a solitary female figure lost in thought, Thomas Wilmer Dewing was in reality part of an active social network of collectors, painters, and art dealers. Why do the women in his paintings appear to...
2014_DC_SIFG_Fine35DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
October 18, 2014 – Indefinitely
In 1887, museum founder Charles Lang Freer purchased the entire Second Venice Set, twenty-six atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler. This precipitous act marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership. The...
2018_DC_SIFG_Screens23DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: For Love of Place: Japanese Screens
For Love of Place: Japanese Screens
May 5, 2018 – November 4, 2018
Japanese landscape paintings on folding screens had religious and political purpose as early as the eleventh century. Surrogates for the land, these works were employed in rituals to secure the realm’s prosperity.
Throughout ensuing...
2019_DC_SIFG_Hokusai178DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Hokusai: Mad about Painting
Hokusai: Mad about Painting
November 23, 2019 – November 2020
The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Charles Lang Freer...
2002_DC_SIFG_Courtyard2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2004_DC_SIFG_Courtyard8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2013_DC_SIFG_Courtyard12DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2017_DC_SIFG_Courtyard17DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2004_DC_SIFG_Avant6DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London
Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London
November 20, 2003 – April 4, 2004
This exhibition, marking the centenary of Whistler's death on July 17, 1903, highlights his importance to the history of exhibition design by creating new versions of 2 of his most influential installations:...
2004_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2008_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2011_DC_SIFG_Peacock20DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2013_DC_SIFG_Peacock7DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2017_DC_SIFG_Peacock35DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
Including a day when the shutters were open.
2018_DC_SIFG_Spreading28DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan
Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan
May 18, 2018 – November 12, 2018
For centuries after the Historical Buddha’s death, his followers continued to share his teachings, the dharma. Crossing land and sea, disciples, monks, and pilgrims carried the dharma from its origins in India across Asia. Even...
2013_DC_SIFG_Sylvan15DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan
Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan
May 18, 2013 – January 4, 2015
Museum founder Charles Lang Freer’s taste for Japanese art grew out of his affection for American tonalist paintings. Illuminating this connection, landscapes by American artist Thomas Dewing (1851–1938) are juxtaposed with...
2019_DC_SIFG_Peacock48DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Peacock Room (Two versions)
The Peacock Room Revealed
January 29, 2019 – mid-April 2019
For a limited time, enjoy the Peacock Room as Whistler saw it—as a work of art in itself. The shelves of the Peacock Room are empty prior to an installation of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain of the type that filled the room in the late...
2017_DC_SIFG_See_Beauty33DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
2020_DC_SIFG_Power2C75DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
October 14, 2017 – Indefinitely
Who has “the power to see beauty”? How much do you need to know to appreciate a work of art from another culture or historical era? Our museum founder Charles Lang Freer (1854–1919) asked himself these fundamental questions as...
2013_DC_SIFG_Neighborhood17DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
September 3, 2012 – September 3, 2013
James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) lived in London’s Chelsea neighborhood from 1863 until his death. Bordering the Thames, Chelsea was home to artists, aristocrats, tradesmen, and paupers. In the 1880s, a...
2019_DC_SIFG_Whistler_WC94DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler in Watercolor
Whistler in Watercolor
May 18, 2019 – October 6, 2019
For renowned artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), watercolor was the medium through which he reinvented himself in the 1880s and painted his way into posterity. No one was more smitten with Whistler and his works than museum founder Charles...
2002_DC_SIFG30DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2004_DC_SIFG76DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2006_DC_SIFG37DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SIFG64DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2011_DC_SIFG56DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2013_DC_SIFG21DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2016_DC_SIFG6DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2017_DC_SIFG126DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2018_DC_SIFG12DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
The high winds blew down one of the outside banners.
2019_DC_SIFG25DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
The previous day, I had gotten a Facebook notice that one of my groups -- "Smithsonian's Freer..." (Facebook truncated the title) -- had changed its name. I went to visit the museum to ask questions.
Someone at the desk said the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery used to be known...
2020_05_09B7_SIFG2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2016_DC_SIFG_Closing_16010224Freer Gallery of Art -- Event: Closing Weekend
2017_DC_SIFG_Press_17101149Freer Gallery of Art -- Event: Press preview for the grand reopening of Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler
What: Press preview for the grand reopening of Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler
Who:
* 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...
2015_DC_SIFG_Aramaki_15032811Freer Gallery of Art -- Event: Shinji Aramaki
Cherry Blossom Anime: "Harlock: Space Pirate"
In person: Shinji Aramaki, director 3D screening! Watch the trailer. Inspired by a wildly popular 1970s television series, Harlock: Space Pirate is a 3D sci-fi adventure with eye-popping CGI effects. It tells the story of a mysterious loner who battles the...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2020_06_26F5_Lincoln_Protest215DC -- Capitol Hill -- Lincoln Park -- BLM Protest
This was an interesting example of two competing events in the same place. The event I came to attend was this one: Join the Rally and Teach-In for Lincoln Park In a demonstration of solidarity and recognition of the history of Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. members of the local, regional and nat... (Partially reviewed)
2020_07_28B1_Lewis118DC -- U.S. Capitol -- State tribute for John Lewis
Due to Covid-19, this state tribute was on the steps of the Capitol and you weren't allowed into the building itself, nor could you get anywhere close to the casket itself. I was expecting horrible lines but it went fairly quickly. (Partially reviewed)
2020_06_21B1_Skateboard_Day30DC -- Freedom Plaza -- Go Skateboarding Day
Go Skateboarding Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) is an annual holiday created by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to promote skateboarding. The holiday was started in New York City by Kerel "SriKala" Roach and Bryan Chin in 2002. Orig... (Partially reviewed)
2020_07_02C7_Starship_Delivery16DC -- Starship Delivery vehicle @ I'm Eddie Cano! (5014 Conn Ave NW)
I had run into one of these vehicles for the first time on April 22. On a later walk around the Chevy Chase area, I found that three of them were based at I'm Eddie Cano! @ 5014 Connecticut Ave NW. The manager said the craft could do deliveries for up to 1.5 miles. The delivery cabin was locked afte... (Partially reviewed)
2020_07_04A1_Amer_City_Diner16DC -- Chevy Chase -- American City Diner (5532 Conn Ave NW) and mural (Partially reviewed)


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