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Dive into more than 36,000 objects from our collections through +Google Art Project!
 
We’re pleased to begin the new month with a great wave of new collections on the Google Cultural Institute site.  Today we announce the launch of more than 90 collections from cultural organizations in 30 countries. Explore thousands of art works, online exhibitions and virtual tours from the shores of Australia to Portugal at: http://goo.gl/TvjPbB

Take a virtual stroll through Western Australian’s Sculpture by the Sea installation  https://goo.gl/KFbBHn along the spectacular coast of Perth.  Dive into 36,000 artifacts from the collections of the Freer | Sackler: the Smithsonian Museums of Asian Art.  Peek inside the stunning Gold Cabinet of Vienna’s Galerie Belvedere palace https://goo.gl/qvcSus or decompress in the serene Noguchi Museum https://goo.gl/T3pLcN .  And, don't miss the mesmerizing gigapixel image of  _Alpine Pasture_ https://goo.gl/AgV3Sf from Kunstaus Zurich. 

With so many so many artworks and exhibits, it’s hard to know where to begin. Not to worry, we’ll be highlighting fascinating stories and hidden gems throughout the month.
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Even on a cloudy day, the Freer's courtyard is a stunner. Photo by F|S photographer Neil Greentree.
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The term “Rinpa” (or Rimpa) refers to a remarkable group of Japanese artists who created paintings, lacquerware, and ceramics of exceptional freedom and individuality. See examples of their vibrant works in "Bold and Beautiful: #Rinpa in Japanese Art," opening this weekend in the Freer. This fan, depicting chrysanthemums and a brook, is by Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716). asia.si.edu/exhibitions/current/bold-and-beautiful.asp
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Robert Wood's 1753 "The Ruins of Palmyra" inspired the popular neoclassical architecture style in Britain and North America. Its image of an "Eagle Decorating an Ancient Roman Temple" was a model for the Great Seal of the United States, and its depictions of Palmyra’s coffered ceilings shaped the one in the Freer Gallery's north entrance.

Visit the Sackler to see our installation on #Palmyra, featuring sculpture and many more images.
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Do you have your ‪‎#AsiaAfterDark‬ outfit picked out? Gillian Anderson sported this Peacock Room-inspired number, designed by Misha Nonoo, when she was here for ‪#FilthyLucre‬’s opening weekend. Share what you’re planning to wear for the PEACOCKalypse! asia.si.edu/asiaafterdark
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Last chance! Give your kids an artful summer experience by signing up for our #ImaginAsia Summer Camp exploring bookmaking.
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What stories are etched into this brass basin inlaid with silver? Find out more about the Syrian object—created during the reign of the last Ayyubid sultan, Al-Salih Ayyub (1205–49)—by reading youth and family programs educator Matthew Lasnoski's ‪#‎FridayFave‬.
To me, one of the most exquisite objects in the Freer|Sackler is a brass basin inlaid with silver, created during the reign of the last Ayyubid sultan, Al-Salih Ayyub (1205–49). The intricately designed basin must have taken a variety of artisans many hours to complete. When I look at the basin, ...
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Think pink! Take in a few of our rosy works for #NationalPinkDay .
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In two weeks, we launch our Contemporary Iran through Film series with the opening of "Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu." The installation features a 74-minute film that pays homage to Yasujiro Ozu, the Japanese filmmaker whose work has deeply influenced Kiarostami's. s.si.edu/iranthroughfilm
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See what everyone's talking about: Both the Peacock Room—with shutters open—and ‪#‎FilthyLucre‬ will be on view until 8 pm tonight as part of our after-hours open house with +Museum Hack. Join us! asia.si.edu/events
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Happy #NationalLobsterDay from Utagawa Hiroshige!
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Looking to take home a bit of ‪#‎FilthyLucre‬'s apocalyptic majesty? Check out the stock of "Peacock Room REMIX"-related items in our shop, several of which were designed by artist Darren Waterston himself. asia.si.edu/filthylucre
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1050 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20560
1050 Independence Avenue SouthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20560
(202) 633-1000asia.si.edu
Art MuseumToday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 5:30 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:30 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pmSunday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
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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