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Seasons

December 18–June 24, 2012
Freer Gallery of Art

Highlighting the permanent collection, this series of exhibitions underscores the importance of the seasons in Chinese and Japanese art and culture.


Tea
September 3, 2011–June 24, 2012
A dozen examples from the Freer show how tea utensils embody changes in weather. Rough stoneware conveys warmth, for example, while porcelain is cool to the touch.

detail from Pavilion in the Winter Mountains

Detail, Pavilion in the Winter Mountains; by Qi Kun; F1998.270.2


The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.