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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

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.