Category Archives: Sackler Museum

The Lunar New Year celebration arrives

I’ve always been affectionate towards Asian culture since I grew up surrounded by it. Many of my blog postings are about the Orient/Far East/Asia (depending on what you called it and what generation you are.) (Updating my original posting at … Continue reading

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Make time for the Empresses of China

“The only person the Emperor would bow to is his mother,” says Jan Stuart, the Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art. That is real power. Along with co-curator Daisy Yiyou Wang of the … Continue reading

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Ikats! Ubiquitous but unknown

The next time you hit Crate and Barrel, or Target, take note of the ikat designs everywhere. If you don’t know what ikats are, go down to Washington’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art for the new exhibit, “To Dye … Continue reading

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Divine Felines and #NationalCatDay

Let me turn you on to something. On October 29, this Sunday, it’s @NationalCatDay which looks like just an excuse to indulge in feline adoration. As if the 74,059,000 owners, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, need an excuse. I love … 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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