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Wind and Waves

September 16–November 15, 2015

Japanese metalworking has a rich and dynamic history. This fall, the distinguished metalware artist Osumi Yukie becomes the Freer|Sackler’s first artist-in-residence in Japanese metalware design. A master of inlay decoration, Osumi works to promote a broader appreciation of and a larger audience for the art of metalworking. In July 2015, she was designated a Living National Treasure of Japan, making her the first woman to receive this recognition for metalwork. An installation of three of her works is on view September 16–November 15, 2015, on Sackler sublevel 1.


Contemporary Art in the Sackler

We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.