Worlds within Worlds:
Imperial Paintings from India and Iran
The Mughal rulers of India (1526–1857) descended from two great ruling lineages, the Timurids and the Mongols. Although known as the Mughals—a derivation of the Persian word Mongol and the source of the English word mogul—they most proudly claimed descent from the legendary leader Timur (Tamerlane), who died in 1405.
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will be open during standard operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., during Inauguration weekend, January 20 through 22, 2017.
We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation
to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions
both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes