The Smithsonian's museums of Asian art, the Sackler and Freer Galleries house Asian ceramics, paintings, calligraphy and decorative arts. The Sackler Gallery holds contemporary art from Asia as well as hosting international loan exhibitions. The Sackler Gallery welcomed its first visitors in 1987.
The Freer and the Sackler are physically connected by an underground passageway and ideologically linked through the study, exhibition, and preservation of Asian art.
200+ artifacts from the Shang dynasty (ca.1250 BCE–1050 BCE)
Explore the significance of pan–East Asian influences
Explores the enduring traces of tradition, history, and disaster in contemporary society
A collection of vibrant, colorful woodblock prints and illustrated books