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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.

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

Get here quick! The Freer Gallery closes for renovation on January 4, 2016, so we can better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler Gallery remains open and as dynamic as ever. Check out asia.si.edu/future to learn more and plan your trip.