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March at the Freer|Sackler

por Eliane Dias Boechat

 

Nowruz 2018

Welcome spring at our tenth annual Nowruz celebration! With free attractions for all ages, this year’s festival is held in the Freer|Sackler and adjacent Ripley Center. Enjoy activities such as a Haft sin table display, storytelling by Xanthe Gresham, calligraphy,hands-on art activities, live music, and Persian food for purchase. And be sure to visit our featured exhibitions Engaging the SensesFeast Your Eyes, and The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran.

 

Made possible by the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Persian Cultural Celebrations Fund.

Exhibitions
IkatsTO DYE FOR: IKATS FROM CENTRAL ASIA

March 24–July 29, 2018
Sackler

With their vivid designs and complex technique, ikats are among the most distinct fabrics produced in Central Asia. Used as robes and hangings, their brilliance has attracted contemporary designers, most notably Oscar de la Renta. To Dye For brings together about thirty of the finest historical Central Asian ikat works from the Freer|Sackler collections, as well as six of Oscar de la Renta’s iconic creations. The aim is to explore the original use of these remarkable fabrics and the enduring appeal of their extraordinary designs.

Sidebar newsletter placeholderTHE PRINCE AND THE SHAH: ROYAL PORTRAITS FROM QAJAR IRAN

February 24–August 5, 2018
Sackler

In nineteenth-century Iran, Qajar shahs used portraiture to convey monarchical power and dynastic grandeur. Through about thirty works, this exhibition explores how Persian artists transformed modes of representing royalty and nobility. Paintings on canvas, lacquerwares, and photographs also highlight Iran’s artistic interactions with the West during this transformative period.

This exhibition is made possible with generous support from Patricia and Alex Farman-Farmaian.

Program Highlights
March at the Freer|Sacklerperformance

MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO II

Thursday, March 8, 7:30 pm
Freer, Meyer Auditorium

Grammy Award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian is joined by other veterans of the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival to perform pieces by Boccherini, Bartók, and Ravel.

Tickets: $6 in advance; free at the door

Don’t miss our other spring concerts! View our full performance schedule.

March at the Freer|Sacklerfilm series

WOMEN AT THE HELM: FOUR BY FEMALE DIRECTORS FROM ASIA

Friday, March 2, 7 pmAngels Wear White
Sunday, March 4, 2 pmBy the Time It Gets Dark
Friday, March 16, 7 pmTokyo Idols with director Kyoko Miyake in person
Friday, March 23, 7 pmMarlina the Murderer in Four Acts
Freer, Meyer Auditorium

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we present films directed by four of Asia’s most adventurous female directors. Presented in partnership with KimStim Films.

View our full film schedule.

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IMAGES FROM INDIA: SUNIL GUPTA ON PHOTOGRAPHY AS CRITICAL PRACTICE

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 pm
Freer, conference room

Join us for a conversation between artist Sunil Gupta and Carol Huh, associate curator of contemporary Asian art, as they discuss Gupta’s art making, curating, and activism. Gupta will also describe his role as lead curator of the FotoFest 2018 Biennial, dedicated to contemporary photography and new media art from India and the Indian diaspora.

March at the Freer|Sackleropen studio

FASHION FORWARD FABRICS

Saturday, March 24, 12–4 pm
Sackler, level B2, ImaginAsia Studio

On the opening weekend of To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia, join us for family-friendly activities! Take a tour of the exhibition to learn how ikats are made and how they have inspired fashion today (12:30 and 2:30 pm). Then, return to our studio to make tie-dye designs. Prepare to get messy! All ages welcome with adult companions.

March at the Freer|Sackleropen studio

PAINTS, PIGMENTS, BRUSHES: ALL ABOUT JAPANESE PAINTING

Saturday, March 31, 12–4 pm
Sacker, level B2, ImaginAsia Studio

Enter the world of traditional Japanese painting in this drop-in workshop celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival. View colorful pigments and brushes, and make your own painting alongside visiting artists. All ages welcome with adult companions. Cosponsored by the Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC).

March at the Freer|Sackler

COMING NEXT MONTH

Starting April 6: Prolific filmmaker Umetsugu Inoue may be best known for his musicals. This retrospective features three classics, a restored print, and two of his standout Hong Kong efforts. Generously funded by the Inoue & Tsukioka Movie Foundation.

April 12: Acclaimed pianist Sara Davis Buechner is joined by innovative masked-dancer Yayoi Hirano for the Washington premiere of Hirano’s masked-dance choreography to Jacques Ibert’s Histoires.

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TRY OUR FREER THINKING AUDIO APP

With narration by NPR’s Robert Siegel!

 

Embark on a variety of audio journeys through the vast collections of the Freer|Sackler, where Asia meets America. Listen in as artists, researchers, and special guests share insights and discoveries. This in-gallery presentation uses your location in the museums to provide two distinct experiences. You can choose to wander our halls at your leisure, and our host will alert you to highlights along your path. Or, select a theme and allow us to guide your journey of discovery, weaving together stories that show how artistic expression links us across culture, time, and distance.