Category Archives: Asian art

Top shopping at the Smithsonian Craft Show

I have seldom walked through a craft show and had my jaw drop at virtually every booth. The outstanding quality and imagination sets the 2018 Smithsonian Craft show at the National Building Museum apart from so many others. It is … Continue reading

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D.C.’s gateway to Asia finally re-opens

It’s been a long two years since the Freer Gallery of Art, the nation’s premier gallery of Asian Art was open on the National Mall in Washington D.C. “What began as a prosaic need to upgrade mechanical systems in the … Continue reading

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A ‘refreshed’ Freer Gallery of Art coming in October

Those into Asian and Middle Eastern art know all about the currently-closed Freer Gallery of Art and its partner, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. During a tour of the Freer’s renovations, Director Julian Raby spoke about many … Continue reading

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Utamaro-A glimpse into Japan’s sexual ‘floating world’ of yesteryear

Thank goodness for sex, otherwise humanity would miss so out on so much great art. A one-of-a-kind exhibit, Inventing Utamaro, opens at the Arthur M. Sackler museum in Washington D.C. April 9th. Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro’s large painting, Moon at Shinagawa, owned by … Continue reading

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#TurquoiseMountain and #CulturedVultures

Updates, updates… I’m now reviewing and contributing to a UK website known as CulturedVultures. It’s fun to  have a home. Nothing that appears here will appear on CV but I am going to link to the CVs pieces, whether or not … Continue reading

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