Sackler Gallery To Temporarily Close for Updates and Revitalization July 10 

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Reopen Oct. 14 With Weekend Celebration The Freer Gallery of Art is undergoing renovations and upgrades to its galleries and infrastructure and has been closed for the past year. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will also temporarily close its doors starting Monday, July 10, to allow for reinstallation of the exhibition…

“Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan” Now on View in Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery Through Jan. 29, 2017 

Three artisans are traveling from Afghanistan to the United States starting in October to demonstrate calligraphy, pottery making and jewelry making in the exhibition, “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan” on view through Jan. 29, 2017, in the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The immersive exhibition evokes the historic district of Murad Khani, the home of Turquoise Mountain, a British…

Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art to Close January 2016 for Major Renovations

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, one of the two national museums of Asian art, will undergo major renovations beginning this month to bring its technology and infrastructure into the 21st century and revitalize gallery spaces. Work behind the scenes will continue throughout 2015, and following a slate of special celebratory events, the museum will…