The museum will stay open until 7 pm on February 18 and 19. Come see #artofquran before it closes at 5:30 pm on Monday!

The Art of the Qur'an: Four Days Left

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Today NBC Washington's Barbara Harrison visited the Freer Gallery of Art, now closed for renovation. She walked through the gallery with our director, Julian Raby, and chatted with curator Lee Glazer in the Peacock Room. Learn more about our renovation project: asia.si.edu/future
The latest volume of our research journal "Ars Orientalis" is available online and in print! Explore how viewers interact with Buddhist art and bring it to life in volume 46, copublished with University of Michigan History of Art.

ARS ORIENTALIS VOLUME 46

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As "The Art of the Qur'an" draws to a close next Monday, we're sharing some of the charming, cheerful, and clever visitor comments we have received. Share your own thoughts below, and come see the exhibition before it closes on February 20. #artofquran asia.si.edu/artofquran
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Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

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Watch the incredible art of sugar painting at our Chinese New Year celebration!
We're live from our Chinese New Year celebration with a Beijing Opera and music performance!
Talk Story: Culture in Motion provides updates about our work and illuminates cultural traditions by sharing the stories that make them meaningful.

Muslim Voices | TALK STORY

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Check out the full lineup of events for our Chinese New Year celebration this Sunday! asia.si.edu/cny2017 #ChineseNewYearDC
This Sunday, Beijing folk artist Lin Bai visits as part of our third annual Chinese New Year Celebration. From 12–5 pm, you can watch him demonstrate how to make traditional bristle dolls. Get a preview on our Bento blog. #ChineseNewYearDC

Chinese New Year: Step Into a Beijing Artist’s Bristle Doll Studio

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Thanks to our panelists from the Samovar Network who spoke at the museum today about their experience as Afghan-Americans.
Panel Discussion on Afghan American Identity and Culture with the Samovar Network, live from the Turquoise Mountain Exhibition
Painted in rich reds, greens, and blues patterned with gold, exquisite Goryeo Buddhist paintings survive in very small numbers. Learn more on our blog and at our upcoming symposium dedicated to these rare Korean works.

Goryeo Buddhist Painting: A Closer Look | Bento

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In person or online, join the Samovar Network in a discussion about issues of Afghan identity and cultural heritage, broadcast live from the #TurquoiseMountain exhibition. This group of activists, scholars, artists, and professionals is working to rewrite the narrative surrounding Afghan Americans.

TSN at the Smithsonian

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Islam in Washington: Then and Now

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