Painting with Words

Painting, poetry, and calligraphy: celebrate the "Three Pefections" in Painting with Words


Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater
Turquoise Mountain:
a transformative story of art and Afghanistan
Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater
Symbolic Cities: Ahmed Mater's Saudi Arabia
Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae
Heart of an Empire:
the thrill of discovery
The Lost Symphony
The Lost Symphony:
a masterpiece destroyed

Now on view

Painting with Words
Through July 24, 2016
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Chinamania
Opens July 9
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An Afghan Bazaar Parachutes Into Washington
New York Times
Exhibitions

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.