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As leading institutions in the field, we are always expanding our stellar collections of Asian art. Take a look at our newest acquisitions online, and see recent gifts on display in "Art of the Gift" this July.
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Director and satire specialist Jang Jin will be here in person this weekend to present three of his hilarious films. On Saturday, stick around after "We Are Brothers" for a reception featuring Korean food and drink, courtesy of the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC! #KoreanFilmFestDC  
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After nearly 30 years at the Freer|Sackler, these "Chinese Taoist Immortals" are still Museum Project Manager Richard Skinner's ‪#‎FridayFave‬.
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Gillian Anderson joined longtime friend Darren Waterston for a tour of his #FilthyLucre  this morning. See it for yourself tomorrow, when "Peacock Room REMIX" opens to the public! asia.si.edu/filthylucre
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#Meditation reduces stress, improves attention, boosts the immune system, and promotes a general sense of health and well-being. Try it Thursday with a free lunchtime session at the Freer. asia.si.edu/events
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+Washington Post steps inside #FilthyLucre , Darren Waterston's contemporary take on the Peacock Room. Join us on Wednesday when he takes over our Instagram account! instagram.com/freersackler
Artist Darren Waterston, inspired by Whistler’s Peacock Room, creates a dark twist at Smithsonian.
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This fragment of a glass beaker is only an inch wide, but it reveals fascinating details about its origins. Find out more in Rocky Korr's #FridayFave.
Some objects in the Freer|Sackler are quite small yet provide substantial information about their place of manufacture, ultimate destination, and function. This fragment of an ancient glass beaker is a little more than an inch wide and in remarkably good condition considering it is about 3400 ...
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Dating to the 5th century BCE, this Chinese bell is Alicia Akins' ‪#‎FridayFave‬. Even in modern China, bronze bells have been used in important ceremonies, such as in the theme music for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Learn more on the Bento blog.
My favorite part of physics in high school was the physics of sound. I was part of several ensembles then and ended up studying music in college. Years later, as a graduate student, I initially learned about Chinese bronze bells through a course on the music of Asia.
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Our weekend with Korean director Jang Jin, known for his sharp satirical comedies, kicks off Friday with "Man on High Heels." He blends explosive action scenes with sly humor in this send-up of the Korean gangster movie genre. #KoreanFilmFestDC  
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Did you visit #FilthyLucre‬  this weekend? Share your experience—or invite a friend to go—with a free e-card!
Filthy Lucre, an immersive installation by painter Darren Waterston, reimagines James McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room as a decadent ruin collapsing under the weight of its own creative excess. Experience both works at the Freer|Sackler beginning May 16, 2015. Filthy Lucre: Shutters ...
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+McClatchyDC talks #FilthyLucre , opening Saturday. 
It’s not your usual Smithsonian exhibit. At the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, there is a new room that is a remix recreation of James McNeill Whistler’s iconic “Peacock Room” in the Freer Gallery of Art next door.
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Debra Diamond, F|S curator of South and Southeast Asian art, participated in this important discussion.
Since a massive earthquake struck last month, Nepal has been overwhelmed by the unfolding humanitarian crisis, as well as a culture crisis. Home to a rich heritage of art and architecture, the mountainous, remote country has suffered significant damage to its many temples and historic sites. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the physical destruction has deeper implications for Nepal’s people.
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Art MuseumToday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
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The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art

The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art, which opened to the public in 1923, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which welcomed its first visitors in 1987. Both are physically connected by an underground passageway and ideologically linked through the study, exhibition, and sheer love of Asian art. In addition, the Freer Gallery contains an important collection of nineteenth-century American art punctuated by James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room. 

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The events are the best thing about this museum. I check their calendar regularly as they always have interesting things going on. I went to a talk about the history of the ice cream scoop (which, as it turned out, was fascinating) and they gave out free ice cream at the end. I also went to a Japanese tea ceremony where we were each given a cup of traditional Japanese tea while watching how the tea is made. I learned so much about this tradition and it was truly captivating. Looking forward to future events!
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