Tonight, listen in to last year’s concert by Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet on WETA's "Front Row Washington."
Tonight listen in to last years concert by Wu Man and the

Front Row Washington

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It's that time of year again, Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries Teen Takeover. There will be music, art and FOOD! You can't miss out. See y'all Friday, May 19 6-9 p.m.
Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries 05/16/2017
The Freer Sackler celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival with an unprecedented Japanese exhibition.
Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries 05/11/2017

Art Insights: Exploring Kitagawa Utamaro’s Japonisme

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Join us for an afternoon with the journalist and civil rights lawyer Alia Malek to discuss her newest book, "The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria" (released February 2017). Massumeh Farhad, chief curator and curator of Islamic art, leads the discussion.

"The Home That Was Our Country" is a deeply researched, personal journey that shines a delicate but piercing light on Syrian...
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Join us for an afternoon with the journalist and civil rights lawyer

The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

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Tonalism - defined by evocative atmospheric effects and a limited palette of soft, mostly dark colours.

Study of a Woman Seated by Thomas Wilmer Dewing 1897 Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries
Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries 05/08/2017
The Freer|Sackler Teen Council presents a free after-hours event exploring the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art like you never have before. Experience the Freer|Sackler with a fun lineup of activities:

• artmaking with Smithsonian Gardens
• screen printing tote bags with Soul & Ink
• interactive music and dance lessons with the Indonesian Embassy - Washington, DC
• scavenger hunt and tech...
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The FreerSackler Teen Council presents a free afterhours event exploring the Smithsonians

Teen Takeover: Customize, Connect, Collaborate

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Along with original compositions, Quraishi performs folk songs and Afghan classical music dating to nineteenth-century Kabul, when the city’s rulers imported outstanding musicians from Lahore.
Along with original compositions Quraishi performs folk songs and Afghan classical music
Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered
April 8–July 9, 2017

For the first time in nearly 140 years, three large-scale works by the legendary Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro are reunited. The exhibition showcases "Moon at Shinagawa" from the Freer|Sackler along with "Snow at Fukagawa" from the Okada Museum of Art and "Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara" from the Wadsworth Atheneum...
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Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered
Betsy Beeckman Francischelli
A haiku in the center of this Japanese print compares the warrior Ushiwakamaru to a spike of frost that can push through the ground in freezing weather:

A spike of frost
reveals its strength
as it lunges forward.

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A haiku in the center of this Japanese print compares the warrior

The Actors Arashi Kitsuburu II as Kumasaka Chohan and Sawamura Kunitaro as Ushiwakamaru

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"The idea of 'inventing' Utamaro refers both to how little is known about him, and how his reputation was built up and marketed by savvy entrepreneurs catering to the taste for Asian exotica in cities like Paris." Read the Washington Post's review of "Inventing Utamaro," now on view.
The idea of inventing Utamaro refers both to how little is known

Review | Three large masterpieces, reunited for the first time

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Gaze at this fascinating artwork by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting.

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Artwork: 'Tametomo's Ten Heroic Deeds', from the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries
Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries 04/14/2017
John Halseth
Investigate the facts, fantasies, and mysteries of "Inventing Utamaro," opening tomorrow. asia.si.edu/utamaro
Investigate the facts fantasies and mysteries of Inventing Utamaro opening tomor

This Rare Display of a Japanese Triptych is Only Usurped by the Great Mysteries Surrounding It

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