Within their historical context in an exhibition at Freer | Sackler, the empresses of China’s Qing Dynasty succeeded in making meaningful lives for themselves, and that is something to celebrate and admire.
Freer Gallery of Art
The Material Legacy of Matrilineal Power in China’s Qing Dynasty
Many of the objects in Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912 at Freer | Sackler have not previously been available for research, have never traveled outside of China, and might not be likely to reemerge again.
The Delicate and Daring Works of a Forgotten 17th-Century Japanese Painter
WASHINGTON, DC — Over the course of his career in the 17th century, the Japanese painter Tawaraya Sōtatsu produced a large body of intricate and decorative works on paper.
Historical Angry Birds: Remixed “Peacock Room” Highlights Old Feud
WASHINGTON, DC — Waterston’s work closely recreates Whistler’s elegant chamber, but remixed into wreckage to express Whistler and Leyland’s friendship, which disintegrated once Leyland laid eyes on Whistler’s work.
Smithsonian Digitizes 40,000 Artworks from Asia
Beginning today, art lovers around the world can peruse the entire collections of two Smithsonian Asian art museums from the comfort of their homes.