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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


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.