Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s national museum of Asian art, are located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Committed to preserving, exhibiting and interpreting exemplary works of art, the Freer and Sackler address broad questions about culture, identity and the contemporary world. Together, the Freer and Sackler care for exceptional collections of Asian art, with more than 40,000 objects dating from the Neolithic period to today and originating from the ancient Near East to China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Islamic world. Nearly a century old, the Freer Gallery of Art also holds a significant group of American works of art largely dating to the late 19th century. It houses the world’s largest collection of diverse works by James McNeill Whistler, including the famed Peacock Room.


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Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.

Artful Movement
Presented by: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Create Calm
Get ready to flex, bend, and strike a pose!  During this live online learning program, students will pair breath, stillness, and movement exercises to recreate a story, explore the senses, and discover mind-body connections through a mindfulness session led by a yoga instructor from Create Calm. Through close-looking activities, Freer and Sackler docents will guide students to describe, analyze, and interpret works of Asian art.  Students will conclude with a word or phrase that expresses their growth, beliefs, or aspirations. 
This program is open to students in grades K-12 and has been specifically designed to align with visual arts frameworks for grades 3-8.  This program is accompanied by a recorded post-program video to extend the learning with an art activity. Watching the video is highly recommended. Artful Movement was developed in partnership with Create Calm and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art. The classroom teacher must be present at the live session and act as host by monitoring their students.
Date: 10/22/20, 10/27/20, 10/30/20, 11/5/20, 11/17/20, 11/20/20, 12/8/20, 12/10/20, 12/21/20
Time: Teachers may select from the following: 10 am – 11 am; 11 am – 12 pm; 12 pm – 1 pm; or 1pm -2pm
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts
Medium: Yoga; Meditation; Writing/Reading/Journalism; Artifact or Object Exploration; Visual Arts; Hands-On/Lab;
Learning Standards: Visual Arts, 3th-5th: Demonstrate and explain personal interests; 6th-8th: Identifying and defining one's own context, Social-Emotional Learning: Self-awareness; Mindfulness; Self-regulation
Grades: K - 12th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date.
Supplementary Materials: Program Guide

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Previous Lotteries

Exploring Japanese Art
Presented by: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

What can works of art tell us about cultural values? Students will discuss the geography of Japan and practice some close looking activities when an Outreach Educator visits your class. One week later, students will transport themselves into misty mountains, rushing streams, and peaceful abodes when they explore Japanese art. They will learn about the symbols and stories that make the works of art culturally significant for the people of Japan. Inspired by their gallery tour, students will create an imaginative landscape to take home.
Date: 4/9/20, 5/12/20, 5/14/20, 5/15/20, 5/18/20, 5/28/20, 6/8/20, 6/11/20, 6/12/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Content Area: World Languages/Global Studies, Arts
Learning Standards: DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: K - 12th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date.
Supplementary Materials: Pre-Visit

My Iran: Six Women Photographers
Presented by: Freer|Sackler

How do you define home? How do the people, places, and events of the past influence you today? Students will discuss these questions and the themes of identity and representation when an Outreach Educator from the Freer|Sackler visits your classroom. One week later, students will tour the exhibition My Iran: Six Women Photographers and discover how artists explore the complexities of life within and outside their home country. After the tour, students will continue the exploration of the exhibition’s themes through an art project they can take home.
Dates: 10/17/19, 10/29/19, 11/15/19, 11/25/19, 12/10/19, 12/12/19, 12/13/19
Time: 10 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography, World Languages/Global Studies, Arts
Learning Standards: For more information about learning standards, click here.
Grades: 5th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date
Supplementary Materials: Pre-Visit 

Exploring the Arts of Asia
Presented by: Freer|Sackler

What can we learn about diverse cultures by looking at the arts of Asia? Students will discuss the geography of Asia and practice some close looking activities when an Outreach Educator visits your class. On week later, students will take a tour of Asian art to discover cultural values that shape different forms of expression. They will examine ancient objects to contemporary masterpieces, such as Chinese bronzes, a Japanese screen made by Hokusai, sculpture from India, and metalwork from Iran. Then, inspired by the prints of Japanese artist Hokusai, students will etch a simulated woodblock and make a print to take home. Museum educators will come to your classroom a few days prior for your field trip for a pre- visit workshop.
Date: 1/13/20, 1/14/20, 1/16/20, 1/31/20, 2/10/20, 2/13/20, 3/10/20, 3/13/20, 3/24/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hour
Location: Freer|Sackler, 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Content Area: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Learning Standards: DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: K - 12th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date.
Supplementary Materials: Pre-Visit

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