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Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Vengeance is Mine

Films Tickets: https://nmaamatinees.eventive.org/films Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cTE_HrQb8U A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shōhei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny examination of the primitive coexisting with the modern. More than just a true-crime tale, Vengeance Is Mine bares humanity’s snarling id. Description courtesy of Janus Films. (Dir.: Shohei Imamura, Japan, 1979, 140 min. 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles) Image courtesy of Janus Films. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 2:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 9, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free online meditation sessions each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. Sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender. Register and join the sessions here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCtZ Image: Landscape: autumn and winter, Hishikawa Sōri, Japan, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century, color, ink and gold on paper, Gift of Charles Lang Freer, Freer Gallery of Art, F1906.234. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCt. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCt. Friday, February 10, 2023, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, February 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Friday, February 10, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

The Runner

Films In Person: Madjid Niroumand, actor Tickets: ffi2023.eventive.org/films Trailer: https://vimeo.com/752238228 In this “gem of the Iranian new wave” (J. Hoberman, New York Times), Amiro is an illiterate eleven-year-old orphan living alone in an abandoned tanker in the Iranian port city of Abadan. He survives by shining shoes, selling water, and diving for deposit bottles, while being bullied by both adults and competing older kids. But he finds solace by dreaming about departing cargo ships and airplanes and by running...seemingly to nowhere. Gorgeously restored with improved subtitles, you can finally see this “work of astonishing power and simplicity” (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times) as it was meant to be seen. Description adapted from Rialto Pictures. (Dir.: Amir Naderi, Iran, 1984, 91 min. DCP, Persian with English subtitles) Image  courtesy of Rialto Pictures. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Friday, February 10, 2023, 7:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Manuscripts Don't Burn

Films Tickets: ffi2023.eventive.org/films Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6grfqyUiz3E Made in defiance of a twenty-year ban on filmmaking, this incendiary thriller by Mohammad Rasoulof was inspired by the Iranian government’s attempt to murder several prominent writers and intellectuals in 1995. Eschewing the metaphorical approach to subversive material that many Iranian filmmakers deploy, Rasoulof (Iron Island, A Man of Integrity) delivers a bold indictment of Iran’s brutal and secretive security apparatus. At the same time, he brilliantly highlights the moral toll this system takes on both the victimized and the complicit. So dangerous was this project that Rasoulof’s name is the only one to appear in the credits. Manuscripts Don’t Burn is “harrowing, defiant, and exemplifying through its very existence the moral courage its totalitarian villains stamp down,” raves the Village Voice. “The film, while wrenching and audacious, is crafted with that humane and observational mastery of great Iranian cinema… Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Sunday, February 12, 2023, 2:00 PM.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Sunday, February 12, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Formerly Youth Square

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from February 13–26 Stream it here. Watch the trailer here. Mina Akbari’s documentary opens with a photograph of a group of seventy journalists taken about twenty years ago in Tehran’s Javanan Square. Of those, only six continue to work in their profession. Many emigrated after the 2009 unrest that followed allegedly rigged elections, a few were imprisoned, and others simply left the field. Akbari narrates the film and interviews many of the journalists from the now-banned Jame’e newspaper. They speak about repression and their professional histories, referring to the difficulties and pitfalls of their careers in Iran. Formerly Youth Square has become a sensation among Iranians because such sensitive topics are rarely discussed in public forums, and because the filmmaker is herself a respected journalist. (Dir.: Mina Akbari, Iran, 2019, 70 min. Persian with English subtitles). Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Mask

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from February 13–26 Stream it here. Watch the trailer here. A young woman unwillingly undergoes cosmetic surgery on her face for the sake of her boyfriend, but he is not happy with the final result. This leads her through a process of rediscovering herself. (Dir.: Nava Rezvani, Iran, 2021, 14 min. Persian with English subtitles). Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Orca

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from February 13–26 Stream it here. Watch the trailer here. This drama follows a woman who survives a horrific attack by her estranged husband and finds solace as an endurance swimmer. She eventually overcomes political and religious hurdles in a bid to swim further than anyone has done before—with her hands bound. This visually arresting film is powered by a gripping performance from Taraneh Alidoosti (The Salesman, About Elly). (Dir.: Sahar Mosayebi, Iran/Qatar, 2022, 103 min. Persian with English subtitles). Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Origami

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from February 13–26 Stream it here. Watch the trailer here.  Soodeh, a teenage schoolgirl, starts to have feelings for her schoolmate Atena, a girl who tends to be indifferent toward her. Meanwhile, the school basketball coach finds out about Soodeh's feelings for Atena, gets jealous of them, and attempts to take advantage of her, threatening to report this forbidden love affair to the school principal if Soodeh continues ignoring her. Soodeh is desperate and in the end seems to find no solution other than surrender to the coach's will because she may get expelled and doomed by her parents if word spreads. (Dir.: Marjan Hashemi, Iran, 2020, 14 min. Persian with English subtitles). Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Playmaker

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from February 13–26 Stream it here. Watch the trailer here.  Shahnaz is a young woman from a village in the north of Iran. She has played for the local soccer team for years. When she becomes pregnant with her second child, she faces challenges and struggles in her profession. (Dir.: Hadis Janbozorgi, Iran, 2020, 23 min. Persian with English subtitles). Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

The Art of Living in Danger

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from February 13–26 Stream it here. Watch the trailer here.  In this documentary, director Mina Keshavarz unveils a deep family secret involving the death of her grandmother, who was a victim of domestic violence. Keshavarz tells this story through a monologue addressed to her grandmother about the history of women’s activism in Iran, including a campaign called “Stop Domestic Violence Against Women,” begun in 2016. Such campaigns are forbidden in Iran, but feminist activists nevertheless worked to pressure the government to pass a new law protecting women against violence. (Dir.: Mina Keshavarz, Iran/Germany, 2020, 87 min. Persian with English subtitles). Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

The Doll

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from February 13–26 Stream it here. Watch the trailer here. After consulting with his relatives, a father approves the marriage of his fourteen-year-old daughter. But family members have differing perspectives on the decision as they grapple with its implications. (Dir.: Elahe Esmaili, Iran, 2021, 33 min. Persian with English subtitles). Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

The Locust

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from February 13–26 Stream it here. Watch the trailer here. Hanieh is a broke forty-year-old woman who has been trying to make a film based on her own semi-autobiographical screenplay. On the verge of being thrown out of her apartment, she has no choice but to sell the screenplay to one of her best friends. But tensions rise when the cast and crew cast judgment on her character during rehearsals. Things go from bad to worse when an investor pulls out of the production. “An interesting and insightful drama, blending a commentary on the Iranian film industry and its status of women” (Rouven Linnarz, Asian Movie Pulse). (Dir.: Faezeh Azizkhani, Iran/Germany, 2022, 79 min. Persian with English subtitles). Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://ffi2023.eventive.org/films. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Monday, February 13, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Sneak Peek—From the Lab: Pigments in Chinese Painting

Talks and Lectures Register here. Pigments in the Chinese palette for paintings on silk and paper from the Song dynasty (960–1279) through the early twentieth century were identified in a study of over two hundred paintings from the National Museum of Asian Art’s collections. Detailed studies of both scholar-paintings and portraits revealed that the introduction of new imported pigments such as Prussian blue, invented in Germany in 1704, and cochineal, an insect dye from the Americas, occurred primarily in the products of professional painters. In this talk, senior scientist Blythe McCarthy will discuss the research on Chinese paintings in the context of the museum’s past, present, and future scientific studies of pigments. This multiyear scientific research project was partially funded through grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation. The results of the research are available in the book Scientific Studies of Pigments in Chinese Paintings.      Blythe McCarthy is the… Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Peacock Room Shutters Open

Third Thursday of every month. Free, no registration required.   See the Peacock Room in a whole new light! Please join us for a beloved NMAA tradition: our third Thursday opening of the Peacock Room shutters. Experience this unique masterwork of art and design in a whole new way as natural light reveals details of James McNeill Whistler's painted interior and accents the gleaming surfaces of Charles Lang Freer's collection of Asian ceramics.    The shutters are open from noon to 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of each month. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer gallery 12 (Peacock Room). Cost: Free. Thursday, February 16, 2023, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Technical Imaging and Noninvasive Analysis of the Egyptian Shrine

Talks and Lectures As technology advances, conservators are able to learn more information from an object without having to take physical samples to analyze. Conservation intern Tamara Dissi will discuss the various technical imaging methods used for the noninvasive analysis of an ancient Egyptian shrine. Event Location: Freer gallery 20. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 16, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 16, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free online meditation sessions each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. Sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender. Register and join the sessions here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCtZ Image: Landscape: autumn and winter, Hishikawa Sōri, Japan, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century, color, ink and gold on paper, Gift of Charles Lang Freer, Freer Gallery of Art, F1906.234. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCtZ. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCtZ. Friday, February 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, February 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Friday, February 17, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 18, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Saturday, February 18, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Sunday, February 19, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Monday, February 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Monday, February 20, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 23, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Thursday, February 23, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free online meditation sessions each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. Sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender. Register and join the sessions here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCtZ Image: Landscape: autumn and winter, Hishikawa Sōri, Japan, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century, color, ink and gold on paper, Gift of Charles Lang Freer, Freer Gallery of Art, F1906.234. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCtZ. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeuhqjItG9HB6wJ6vIhf5Vk-_Tm-RCtZ. Friday, February 24, 2023, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, February 24, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Friday, February 24, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

DC | 2023 Mother Tongue Film Festival: Roots of, and Routes to, Home

Performances Shaped through ancestral, historical, and contemporary migration, home within Oceania is rooted in place and defined by these routes. The three films within this program explore the ways communities in Papua New Guinea, Hawai‘i, and Aotearoa New Zealand are calling out the injustices of settler colonialism and resource extraction and asserting their sovereignty. —  Dodge the Bullet (Directed by Man in the Closet | Music Video, Papua New Guinea, 2020, 5 min.) Languages: Tok Pisin, English  Synopsis: Papua New Guinean hip-hop artist Sprigga Mek brings forth his unique style of “conscious rap” in his single, Dodge the Bullet, highlighting the highlighting inequality linked to resource extraction, unemployment, and rapid urbanization. With this call to action and an anthem for accountability, Sprigga Mek seeks to empower through music.   Like a Mighty Wave: A Maunakea Film (Directed by Mikey Inouye | Documentary Short, Hawai‘i, 2019, 15 min.) Languages: English, Hawaiian  Synopsis: On Wednesday, July 17, 2019,… Co-sponsor: New Zealand Embassy to the United States of America. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Baird Auditorium. Cost: Due to the nature of this free event, all seating will be first-come, first-served. Please help us prepare our theater and building staff by submitting your RSVP using the "tickets" link. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4328061/2023-mother-tongue-film-festivalroots-ofand-routes-tohome-washington-national-museum-of-natural-history. Related Events: Mother Tongue Film Festival. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit mothertongue.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 26, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Sunday, February 26, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Monday, February 27, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Monday, February 27, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 2, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 2, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Thursday, March 2, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 3, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 3, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Friday, March 3, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Sketch & Discover Tour

Tours Join docent Sushmita Mazumdar every first Sunday of the month as she guides you to use pencil and paper to consider the unique ideas and expressions of Asian artists from various traditions spanning the continent across centuries. All materials will be provided. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 5, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 5, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 5, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Piccadilly

Films Live accompaniment by Andrew Simpson Introduced by Ryan Lintelman, Entertainment Curator, National Museum of American History  In honor of the new Anna May Wong quarter, we kick off Movie/Music Matchups with one of her iconic silent film roles. She stars in E.A. Dupont's mesmerizing silent masterpiece about a maid who overcomes her station to become the toast of London. As his nightclub suffers due to a convoluted love triangle among the staff, Wilmot (Jameson Thomas) has a chance encounter with scullery maid Shosho (Wong) and enlists her talents as both a beauty and a dancer to reignite the club's spark. This rediscovered classic also stars Gilda Gray as the enchanting dancer Mabel, who shines alongside Wong, and Alfred Junge's astonishing set design looks better than ever thanks to brilliantly restored footage by the British Film Institute. Wong’s charismatic performance transcends the exoticizing of Asian characters in movies of the time. Local favorite Andrew Simpson provides the live musical accompanime… Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://nmaamoviemusic.eventive.org/films/63ceb1a5f7fed1003e153ee2. Related Events: Shiraz: A Romance of India. Sunday, March 5, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:09 PM.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Sunday, March 5, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Monday, March 6, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Monday, March 6, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Monday, March 6, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Utamaro and His Five Women

Films In making a film based on the life of a renowned eighteenth-century painter and woodblock portraitist, the great Japanese filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi created one of his most autobiographical statements on the artistic process as well as another of his trenchant observations about the place of women in Japanese society. Focusing on the artist’s relationship with five of his female models—some of whom were found in brothels—Utamaro and His Five Women is a tender, erotic, and provocative story of the difficulties and rewards of creation. The film’s depiction of the artist getting into trouble with the authorities was intended as a commentary on the governmental control Mizoguchi felt both during and immediately following World War II. Description courtesy of Janus Films. (Dir.: Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1946, 94 min. 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles). Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://nmaamatinees.eventive.org/films/63961992310898005a162aa. Related Events: Love Under the Crucifix. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:34 PM.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 9, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 9, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Thursday, March 9, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 10, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Friday, March 10, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 12, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Monday, March 13, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Monday, March 13, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Monday, March 13, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Peacock Room Shutters Open

Third Thursday of every month. Free, no registration required.   See the Peacock Room in a whole new light! Please join us for a beloved NMAA tradition: our third Thursday opening of the Peacock Room shutters. Experience this unique masterwork of art and design in a whole new way as natural light reveals details of James McNeill Whistler's painted interior and accents the gleaming surfaces of Charles Lang Freer's collection of Asian ceramics.    The shutters are open from noon to 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of each month. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer gallery 12 (Peacock Room). Cost: Free. Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 16, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Thursday, March 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Friday, March 17, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 18, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 19, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Sunday, March 19, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Cherry Blossom Festival Webinar (1st–3rd Grades)

Talks and Lectures What is it about cherry trees, or sakura, that makes them so beloved? During this live, interactive webinar, students will explore hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing.” Through paintings, woodblock prints, and other art forms, students will discover Japanese symbols, values, and traditions associated with blooming cherry trees. These sessions are perfect for homeschool groups or for teachers who may want to review a recording after the live session. Several sessions also incorporate Japanese for language learners. Register for dates depending on student grade level. Links to view the recording will be sent to those who register. In Japanese and English. Register to attend live or to receive the recording: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_th7hkoSqSDWczVq5_dJqMw . Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_th7hkoSqSDWczVq5_dJqMw. Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Monday, March 20, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Cherry Blossom Festival Webinar (9th–12th Grades)

Talks and Lectures What is it about cherry trees, or sakura, that makes them so beloved? During this live, interactive webinar, students will explore hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing.” Through paintings, woodblock prints, and other art forms, students will discover Japanese symbols, values, and traditions associated with blooming cherry trees. These sessions are perfect for homeschool groups or for teachers who may want to review a recording after the live session. Several sessions also incorporate Japanese for language learners. Register for dates depending on student grade level. Links to view the recording will be sent to those who register. In Japanese and English. Register to attend live or to receive the recording: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HyQHZgvGSDmSMPethH1DZw. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HyQHZgvGSDmSMPethH1DZw. Monday, March 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Monday, March 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Monday, March 20, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Cherry Blossom Festival Webinar (1st–3rd Grades)

Talks and Lectures What is it about cherry trees, or sakura, that makes them so beloved? During this live, interactive webinar, students will explore hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing.” Through paintings, woodblock prints, and other art forms, students will discover Japanese symbols, values, and traditions associated with blooming cherry trees. These sessions are perfect for homeschool groups or for teachers who may want to review a recording after the live session. Several sessions also incorporate Japanese for language learners. Register for dates depending on student grade level. Links to view the recording will be sent to those who register. Register to attend live or to receive the recording: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-ymT4GTWRA2wvBcaEr0KhA. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-ymT4GTWRA2wvBcaEr0KhA. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Cherry Blossom Festival Webinar (4th–6th Grades)

Talks and Lectures What is it about cherry trees, or sakura, that makes them so beloved? During this live, interactive webinar, students will explore hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing.” Through paintings, woodblock prints, and other art forms, students will discover Japanese symbols, values, and traditions associated with blooming cherry trees. These sessions are perfect for homeschool groups or for teachers who may want to review a recording after the live session. Several sessions also incorporate Japanese for language learners. Register for dates depending on student grade level. Links to view the recording will be sent to those who register. In Japanese and English. Register to attend live or to receive the recording: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NqTrQv2MQrCZYeul9RE_DQ. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NqTrQv2MQrCZYeul9RE_DQ. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Cherry Blossom Festival Webinar (Pre-K–K)

Talks and Lectures What is it about cherry trees, or sakura, that makes them so beloved? During this live, interactive webinar, students will explore hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing.” Through paintings, woodblock prints, and other art forms, students will discover Japanese symbols, values, and traditions associated with blooming cherry trees. These sessions are perfect for homeschool groups or for teachers who may want to review a recording after the live session. Several sessions also incorporate Japanese for language learners. Register for dates depending on student grade level. Links to view the recording will be sent to those who register. In Japanese and English. Register to attend live or to receive the recording: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S80acus4S8SsWmJA7sdREA . Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S80acus4S8SsWmJA7sdREA. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Cherry Blossom Festival Webinar (4th–6th Grades)

Talks and Lectures What is it about cherry trees, or sakura, that makes them so beloved? During this live, interactive webinar, students will explore hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing.” Through paintings, woodblock prints, and other art forms, students will discover Japanese symbols, values, and traditions associated with blooming cherry trees. These sessions are perfect for homeschool groups or for teachers who may want to review a recording after the live session. Several sessions also incorporate Japanese for language learners. Register for dates depending on student grade level. Links to view the recording will be sent to those who register. Register to attend live or to receive the recording: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lh9rOaMkTMGPcxGilut8lg. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lh9rOaMkTMGPcxGilut8lg. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 24, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 24, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Friday, March 24, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

CANCELED On-Site Teacher Workshop: Exploring Place and Identity in the Arts of India

Workshops THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. How does place shape one’s identity? How can depictions of the body convey personal and societal power and beliefs? Explore arts of the Indian subcontinent through three exhibitions: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur, Unstill Waters: Contemporary Photography from India, and The Art of Knowing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas. Engage in writing, sketching, and slow looking through gallery activities you can adapt for your classroom. Leave with a Learning Lab collection of digital activities and other resources you can use with your learners to connect them to themes that include place, identity, beliefs, power, and the arts of the Indian subcontinent.  Image: Maharana Amar Singh II in Udaipur during a monsoon downpour, India, Mewar, Rajasthan state, Udaipur, Sisodia dynasty, Reign of Amar Singh II, ca. 1700, opaque watercolor and gold on cloth, Purchase and partial gift made in 2012 from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection—Charles Lang Freer… Event Location: National Museum of Asian Art. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 26, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 26, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Meet the Director: Kerr

Films In Person: Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, director Franz Kafka meets David Lynch in Tayfun Pirselimoğlu’s surreal drama, which is Turkey’s official Oscar entry. Returning to his hometown for his father’s funeral, a man named Can is the sole witness to a murder, the perpetrator of which is oddly not bothered by Can’s presence, and the police show little interest in solving the case. The town is periodically placed under quarantine, apparently because of wild dogs, leaving Can to endure tense and bizarre conversations with his father’s oddball friends. Stephen Dalton of The Film Verdict calls it a “compelling mystery thriller . . . leavened with macabre humour, flavoursome characters and austere visual poetry . . . never less than gripping.” (Dir.: Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, Turkey/Greece/France, 2021, 101 min. Turkish with English subtitles) Trailer. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kerr-tickets-523843529097. Sunday, March 26, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Sunday, March 26, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Monday, March 27, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Monday, March 27, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Monday, March 27, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 30, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Women of the Freer

Tours March is Women’s History Month. The National Museum of Asian Art invites you to celebrate the women in our collection—ancient and modern, human and divine. Prepared in conjunction with the museum’s centennial celebration, new docent-led tours will introduce you to influential women and their little-known stories. Join us daily in March. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 31, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, March 31, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Special Exhibition Tour. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art is eager to offer visitors new experiences through a free, hour-long, docent-led tour featuring one of the special exhibitions. Don’t miss a unique chance to explore modern and ancient artworks from Japan to Yemen. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at Sackler information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Friday, March 31, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Sketch & Discover Tour

Tours Join docent Sushmita Mazumdar every first Sunday of the month as she guides you to use pencil and paper to consider the unique ideas and expressions of Asian artists from various traditions spanning the continent across centuries. All materials will be provided. No reservation needed. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 2, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

The Zen Diary

Films Based on an essay by Tsutomu Mizukami, director Yuji Nakae presents a modest film of gratitude and Zen revolving around the art of simple cooking. Former Zen monk Tsutomu (Kenji Sawada) lives alone in the mountains, writing essays and cooking food with vegetables he grows and shoots, sprouts, and mushrooms he picks in the hills. His routine is happily disturbed when Machiko, his editor/love interest, occasionally visits. She loves to eat, and he loves to cook for her. Tsutomu seems content with his daily life, but on the other hand, he still hasn’t let go of his wife’s ashes, though she died thirteen years ago. When Tsutomu’s mother-in-law suddenly passes, it sets in motion a review of life and its meaning. Depicting the changing seasons in beautiful mountainous rural Japan, The Zen Diary features rich cuisine made from seasonal produce in the style of Zen cooking, inspiring many of the meals that are foundational to Japanese cooking. Description adapted from the Hawai’i International Film Festival. (Dir.:… Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://ncbf2023.eventive.org/films/63ceb48c6df455006adba4bc. Related Events: Ramen Heads. Friday, April 7, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:52 PM.

Ramen Heads

Films Director Koki Shigeno’s documentary portrait of ramen chef Osama Tomita is a foodie’s dream. Known as the king of ramen, Tomita presides over Matsuda, where people are more than willing to travel over an hour from Tokyo just to try his famous soup. Filming over fifteen months, Shigeno documents Tomita’s obsessive search for the perfect ingredients—the freshest pigs’ heads, the most delicious garlic—and his technique of simmering broths for days on end and mixing them to get just the right seasonal flavor. Along the way, we learn the history of this classic Japanese comfort food and meet other renowned ramen chefs and the culinary pilgrims who patronize their restaurants. “An appetizing look at the ultimate Japanese comfort food.” (Alissa Simon, Variety). The screening will be introduced by chef Hiro Mitsui of Ramen by Uzu. (Dir.: Koki Shigeno, Japan, 2018, 98 min. DCP, Japanese with English subtitles)  Tailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY392wxb2Wk. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://ncbf2023.eventive.org/films/63dc2a2190158d00377aad9e. Related Events: The Zen Diary. Sunday, April 9, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:33 PM.

Love Under the Crucifix

Films A film about the tragic love between Ogin, who is the daughter of a master of the Japanese tea ceremony (Sado) named Sen no Rikyu, and a Christian Samurai lord, Takayama Ukon, that is based on a novel by Kon Toukou. Ogin marries a wealthy merchant despite being in love with Ukon. She is also asked to become a mistress of Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi. In order to pursue her love and fight against authority, she must make the ultimate decision. Directed by Kinuyo Tanaka, the film depicts Ogin’s struggle from a female perspective and portrays the beauty of the Momoyama culture (from around 1568 to 1600). Description courtesy of Janus Films. (Dir.: Kinuyo Tanaka, Japan, 1962, 102 min. DCP, Japanese with English subtitles). Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://nmaamatinees.eventive.org/films/639619e7e8b208003765eb3d. Related Events: Utamaro and His Five Women. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:41 PM.

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Films Live Accompaniment by Utsav Lal “I’ll never forget the first time I saw Shiraz,” raves Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times, “and if you take a chance and take in this gorgeous silent extravaganza, a landmark of Indian cinema, you will surely feel the same.” An astonishing treasure of the silent cinema, Shiraz is one of three cinematic collaborations between pioneering star/producer Himanshu Rai and German-born director Franz Osten. Shot on location in India, Shiraz was restored by the British Film Institute from original elements some ninety years after its initial release. Ambitious and elegant, the film takes creative license with the story of the life and death of Mumtaz Mahal (Enakashi Rama Rao), the seventeenth-century Mughal empress whose early demise inspired her husband, Shiraz (Rai), to construct the Taj Mahal. Inventing a backstory involving bandits, enslavers, and nobility-in-disguise, Rai and Osten give us a robust romantic adventure filled with teeming crowd scenes and location shots that… Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://nmaamoviemusic.eventive.org/films/63ceb20d1529640063e9a3bd. Related Events: Piccadilly. Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:06 PM.

Peacock Room Shutters Open

Third Thursday of every month. Free, no registration required.   See the Peacock Room in a whole new light! Please join us for a beloved NMAA tradition: our third Thursday opening of the Peacock Room shutters. Experience this unique masterwork of art and design in a whole new way as natural light reveals details of James McNeill Whistler's painted interior and accents the gleaming surfaces of Charles Lang Freer's collection of Asian ceramics.    The shutters are open from noon to 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of each month. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer gallery 12 (Peacock Room). Cost: Free. Thursday, April 20, 2023, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Freer Medal Lecture and Award Ceremony: Honoring Vidya Dehejia

Talks and Lectures Register here.  The Freer Medal is a lifetime achievement award that honors individuals who have made substantial contributions to the understanding of the arts of Asia throughout their career. This spring, the honor will go to Vidya Dehejia, the Barbara Stoler Miller Professor Emerita of Indian and South Asian Art at Columbia University, who will be honored for her lifetime work in South Asian art. The lecture and award ceremony will be held in the Meyer Auditorium. A reception in the Freer courtyard will follow.  Vidya Dehejia’s groundbreaking research spans millennia, from ancient Buddhist rock-cut architecture to colonial-period photography. Her work on wide-ranging topics, including visual narrative, gender, the meaning of the unfinished, medieval yogini temples, Chola bronzes, and artistic production during the British Raj, has staked out new fields of inquiry for the interpretation of Asian art, while her translations of Tamil poetry and Sanskrit texts have set a standard for art historical rigor. At… Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Gallery of Art. Cost: Free. Friday, April 28, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Centennial Festival

The National Museum of Asian Art’s centennial will culminate in a two-week festival celebrating Asian art and cultures of the past, present, and future. May 1–13, 2023, the museum and its surroundings on and near the National Mall will be activated by keynote speakers, headline performers, interactive experiences, culinary adventures, and community projects. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: National Museum of Asian Art. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Freer’s Global Network: Artists, Collectors, and Dealers, A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur, Journey of Color, Anyang: City of Kings, Ay-Ō’s Happy Rainbow Hell. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, May 1, 2023 – Saturday, May 13, 2023. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Angel Island Oratorio for Voices and String Quartet

Performances Free; advance registration suggested. Tickets for this free event will be made available in spring 2023.   Huang Ruo, Composer  Del Sol Quartet  The United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants; Colonel Don Schofield, Commander and Conductor  Between 1910 and 1940, as new immigrants flowed through the immigration station on Angel Island inside the San Francisco Bay, Chinese immigrants faced massive discrimination due to the United States’ earliest racist immigration legislation: the Page Act of 1875 and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. They are the first—and only—laws to have been implemented to prevent all members of a specific ethnic or national group from immigrating to the United States. Facing imprisonment—sometimes for years—in brutal conditions at Angel Island, many of these immigrants searched for solace by inscribing poetry onto the walls of the detention center. Composed by Huang Ruo—acclaimed by The New Yorker as “one of the world's leading young composers,” and whose recent operas have… Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 7:00 PM.