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THE CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART PROGRAM at the Freer and Sackler Galleries encourages new and provocative ways of thinking about Asian art and culture today. Whether drawing upon traditional Asian aesthetic and cultural traditions or new media concepts and practices, many Asian artists are playing a critical role in redefining our understanding of Asia and the development of global contemporary art. Since the 1990s, groundbreaking exhibitions and programs of modern and contemporary Asian art at the Sackler have featured works in a range of media by such artists as Isamu Noguchi, Xu Bing, Raghubir Singh, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fiona Tan, Yayoi Kusama, Do-Ho Suh, Y.Z. Kami, Jananne Al-Ani, Anish Kapoor, and Ai Weiwei, among many others.

As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.