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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...
2022_DC_SIFG_Falcons34DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
January 15, 2022 – July 17, 2022
Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for their exceptional qualities for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth-century in Syria, falcons were...
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...
2021_DC_SIFG_Hokusai172DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Hokusai: Mad about Painting
Hokusai: Mad about Painting
November 23, 2019 Through 2021
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 recognized...
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
2022_DC_SIFG_Zen74DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan
Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan
March 5, 2022 – July 24, 2022
This exhibition showcases the breadth of the museum’s medieval Zen collections, highlighting rare and striking works from Japan and China to illustrate the visual, spiritual, and philosophical power of Zen. Rooted in the culture of...
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.
2021_DC_SIFG_Peacock19DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
The Peacock Room in Blue and White
May 18, 2019—June 5, 2022
Blue-and-white Chinese porcelains once again fill the shelves of the Peacock Room, just as they did in the 1870s, when Frederick Leyland, a shipping magnate in London, dined there.
Blue-and-white porcelain dating to the Kangxi period...
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_Power2C33DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
2021_DC_SIFG_Power2C29DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
2017_DC_SIFG_Power2CV5DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Let Us Now Open Wide Our Eyes Video
2020_DC_SIFG_Power2CV75DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Let Us Now Open Wide Our Eyes Video
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_SIFG121DC -- 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_DC_SIFG2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2021_DC_SIFG2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2022_05_08D3_SIFG4DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2022_DC_SIFG4DC -- 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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2022_07_23C4_SDCCP04197San Diego Comic-Con International 2022 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices 1
Cartoon Voices 1 Every year (with two recent exceptions), animation writer and voice director Mark Evanier assembles a panel of some of the best and most-heard cartoon voice actors in the business to demonstrate their craft. This time out, the dais consists of Alicyn Packard (The Tom & Jerry Show, T... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_28_Le213Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Minh Lê ("The Blur")
Minh Lê - The Blur - at Takoma Park Library, MD This event is in-person at the Takoma Park, MD Community Center Auditorium. Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with the Takoma Park Maryland Library for an exciting program with children's book author Minh Lê. The Blur by Minh Le, illustrated ... (Partially reviewed)
2022_07_04B2_4th_Fireworks139Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2022) from the Lincoln Memorial (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_19A9_Pageant_9Post1892022 Miss District of Columbia Competition (9 of 9) -- Post-Award Shots on Stage (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_19A8_Pageant_8Crown612022 Miss District of Columbia Competition (8 of 9) -- Crowning (Alivia Roberts)
Miss District of Columbia Class of 2022 * ALIVIA ROBERTS -- Embassy Row -- 2022 Miss District of Columbia * Maya Rimpsey -- Anacostia * Georgia Turpin -- Capitol Hill * Nicole Linder -- Catholic University * Ghelatia Araia -- Columbia Heights * Kisa Motiwala -- Foggy Bottom * Hayden Richar... (Partially reviewed)


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