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Aleppo, A Casualty of War

March 28, 2017–July 9, 2017
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Over the last six years, the ravaging civil war in Syria has all but destroyed the fabled city of Aleppo. A video presentation of photographs and drawings from the collection of Charles Lang Freer, who visited the city in 1908, and from that of the renowned German archeologist Ernst Herzfeld, who recorded the city’s remarkable architecture in the 1920s, is currently on view in the Sackler. Together, these images offer a glimpse into Aleppo’s past glory and affirm its place as one of the most remarkable cities in the Near East.

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.