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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.

The Freer|Sackler is currently closed for renovations, updates, and gallery reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Please join us for our weekend-long reopening celebration on October 14 and 15, 2017.