Be Inspired To Transform The Future.
Delve into the wonders and challenges of the contemporary world with artists and other creative minds engaged in shaping the future through Contemporary Voices. Join a range of experiences, including conversations, performances, demonstrations, and other events. Each unique program is crafted exclusively to investigate various aspects of Freer|Sackler collections and exhibitions. This series is part of the Freer|Sackler Young and Visionary initiative.
A conversation with Mitra Abbaspour, associate curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, and Carol Huh, Freer|Sackler curator of Shadow Sites.
A conversation with contemporary artist Jananne al-Ani and curator Carol Huh.
Demonstrations and conversations with contemporary woodblock printmaker Keiji Shinohara and curator Ann Yonemura.
A conversation with Lec Maj, technical advisor to the Xiangtangshan Project, and Adam Metallo and Vince Rossi, 3D digitization and imaging coordinators for the Smithsonian.
A conversation with artist Jason Salavon and curator Keith Wilson.
A video screening and conversation with artist Sun Xun and curator Carol Huh.
A performance and conversation with MC Yogi, Amanda Giacomini, and Robin Livingston.
"Hello, MC Yogi! I was at your show in DC tonight, 9/25. Amazing! I'm still, hours later, glowing with positive energy."
"MC Yogi brilliantly translates ancient myths into a fun format."
"I think it is great that you had MC Yogi here. It seems so fresh and young."
A performance and conversation with "sensasian" Slanty Eyed Mama.
"Not your 'typical' Smithsonian experience. Many compliments to the Smithsonian for finding something so edgy and new. This will be talked about for a while."
"Articulate, thoughtful artists—very open/honest. LOTS to think about."
"No other museum is doing such thought-provoking, modern programming."
Demonstrations, conversations, and a workshop and party with Eileen Torres, Carina Losano, DJ Bruno, Kevin Wang, Judy Chang Kaese, Rebecca and Patrick Pagsibigan, Kayasith Rattanavongkoth, and Chef Graham Bartlett.
"Very interesting to learn about the Latin influence in Asia—did not realize the popularity of Latin dance in this region."
"It opened my eyes to new things."
Demonstrations and conversations with anime artist Colleen Doran.
A conversation with composer Eli Marshall.
A conversation with artist Mei-ling Hom.
A conversation with musician Mei Han.
A performance, demonstration, and conversation with the Orchid Ensemble.
Demonstrations and conversations with contemporary artist Keiji Shinohara.
Conversations with ceramic artists Rob Barnard, Winnie Owens-Hart, Catherine White, Warren Frederick, and Margaret Boozer.
A demonstration and conversation with artist Gyan Prakash Soni and curator Debra Diamond.
A conversation with artists Y. David Chung, Mei-ling Hom, and Tom Nakashima.
Demonstrations and conversations with contemporary woodblock printmaker Keiji Shinohara.
Photographers from the Smithsonian Institution often document events. Your photograph might be taken and used by the Smithsonian in its standard and non-profit educational, news-related, and/or editorial purposes. Images could appear in print or digital media, and may be posted online.