This event is held at the National Museum of American History, Warner Brothers Theater.

Toshiro Mifune is at his wily, charismatic best in this beautifully filmed, darkly comic masterpiece from Akira Kurosawa. He plays a masterless samurai who exploits a war between two village clans for his own gain. Heavily influenced by American Westerns and, in turn, the template for both Sergio Leone’s...
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Film: "Yojimbo"

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NPR joined us for tonight's netsuke demonstration.
Discover netsuke, artful miniature sculpture from Japan’s Edo period, through a discussion with Freer|Sackler curator James Ulak and a demonstration by master netsuke carver Ryushi Komada.

Before the introduction of European fashions, Japan was a "world without pockets." Men carried their belongings in small pouches suspended from their kimono with toggles, or netsuke, which were enviable...
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Art in the Palm of Your Hand: Netsuke in Japanese Culture

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TONIGHT: Discover netsuke, artful miniature sculpture from Japan’s Edo period, through a discussion with Freer|Sackler curator James Ulak and a demonstration by master netsuke carver Ryushi Komada. asia.si.edu/events

This free event is copresented with the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan.
On International Women's Day, take a look at women in the Persian "Book of Kings."

Women in the Persian Book of Kings

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Reunited after 140 years, three paintings
introduce a mysterious artist. "Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered" opens April 8. asia.si.edu/utamaro

Hanging the Moon - Art & Antiques Magazine

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Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

The Persian New Year at the Freer|Sackler's ninth annual Nowruz celebration, March 5th, 2017
Freer|Sackler staff flew to #Turkey to safely shepherd the manuscripts from “The Art of the Qur’an” back to #Istanbul. Here, Emily Jacobson and Alan Francisco (far right) pose with staff of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in front of Sultanahmet Square. #artofquran
Patterned in gold and shrouded in mystery, fewer than 160 known examples of Goryeo Buddhist paintings exist worldwide. At our symposium this weekend, scholars will share scientific analysis of techniques used to create the paintings. They'll also highlight new research into the paintings’ historical, religious, and geographic context.

Symposium: Goryeo Buddhist Painting: A Closer Look

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Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration
Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration
Persian stories told by Xanthe Gresham at the Freer|Sackler Nowruz Celebration.
Persian puppet making at the Freer|Sackler Nowruz Celebration.
Classic and new Persian music with Shaba Motallebi and Naghmeh Farahmand at Nowruz Celebration.
Read Smithsonian Global's piece on Turquoise Mountain. The exhibition has been extended through October 29!

Artisans Fashion a New Future for Afghanistan, Through Art

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NBC Washington's Barbara Harrison spent a day with our director, Julian Raby, and American art curator Lee Glazer to make this video about the Freer Gallery of Art. The gallery is currently under renovation but will reopen in October. Learn more: asia.si.edu/future

The Colorful History of the Freer Gallery of Art

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Spring sprang!
Check out our schedule for Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration this Sunday! We’ve got activities for the whole family, including music, film, storytelling, and calligraphy. Join us from 11 am to 5 pm.