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Special Acquisitions - May 2014

In May 2014, the Freer and Sackler made several significant acquisitions, thanks to the generosity of a number of supporters and contributors. These include eighth-century Buddhist sutras, nineteenth-century Persian lacquers, and twentieth-century photographs and ceramics, which have dramatically transformed the depth and scope of the collections. These pages introduce a few of the works of art and their donors. 


The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.