Freer|Sackler

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery together form the Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian’s museum of Asian art. Both are physically connected by an underground passageway and hold in trust the nation’s extraordinary collections of Asian art and of American art of the late nineteenth-century aesthetic movement.  Our mission is to encourage enjoyment and understanding of the arts of Asia and the cultures that produced them. We use works of art to inspire study and provoke thought. View the Freer|Sackler website and more information about their education programs.

 

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LOOK AND DISCOVER MUSEUM TOUR (March Lottery)
Presented by: Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution

How can we learn to see more when looking at art? Students will explore the museum’s galleries and spend time looking closely at artworks depicting various styles and cultural traditions from the permanent collection and may also see a Japanese painting from the special exhibition Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered (April 8-July 9, 2017). They will have the opportunity to describe what they see and consider how the elements of art—line, color, shape, pattern, etc.—help us to understand individual artworks and the cultures that produced them.
Dates: 4/7/17, 4/13/17, 4/18/17, 4/25/17, 4/27/17, 5/1/17, 5/16/17, 5/25/17, 6/2/17, 6/8/17
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Length of Event: 60 minutes
Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20013-7012
Discipline: Humanities/World Cultures/Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections:Visual Arts, English/Language Arts, History and Geography, Foreign Language
Grades: K-12
Maximum participants at one visit: 45
Note: Chaperones must assist with enforcing museum rules and managing the group. One chaperone is required per 10 students. 
View the Look and Discover Tour Resources

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Professional Development for Teachers

A CLOSER LOOK: EAST ASIAN ART AND THE WEST EDUCATOR WORKSHOP
Presented by: Freer|Sackler

The aesthetics of China and Japan caught the attention of Western artists and art collectors alike in the late 18th - 19th centuries. Explore the intersections between the arts of Japan, China and the West as you explore works of art in ChinamaniaPeacock Room REMIX, and the newly installed Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered. Engage in close looking, criticdal thinking, and reflective activities you can employ in your classroom. As an option to further your experience, gain insight into the work of artist Kitagawa Utamaro with Julie Nelson Davis, curator of Inventing Utamaro at 1:00pm.
Date: 5/6/17
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Length of Event: 2 hours (with optional activity from 1-2)
Location: Freer|Sackler
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20560
(enter via Sackler Gallery)
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography
Grades: Teachers of Grades K–12
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Previous Events

ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD MUSEUM TOUR 
Presented by: Freer|Sackler

How do artworks reflect powerful ideas from Islamic religion, history, and culture? Students will examine diverse secular and sacred objects made of various materials, including illuminated manuscripts of Islam’s holiest text, the Qur’an, from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. This tour is held in conjunction with the special exhibitions The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts and Sky Blue: Color in Ceramics of the Islamic World.
Date: Feb 14
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Length of Event: 60 minutes
Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20013-7012
Discipline: Humanities/World Cultures/Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections: History and Geography, English/Language Arts, Visual Arts
Grades: 3-12
Maximum participants at one visit: 45,
Note: Chaperones must assist with enforcing museum rules and managing the group. 
View the online resources

Arts of the Islamic World Museum Tour was available in the December Lottery

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