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Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art Celebrate Japanese Arts and Culture for the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival

Highlights Include Free Daylong Event March 28, New Commemorative Book and Japanese Art Exhibitions

2015-02-18 | Press Release | Images

Free Winter and Spring Concerts at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

Feature Music from Japan, Korea, China, Iran and India

2015-02-04 | Press Release


Smithsonian Icon Will Be ‘Yarnbombed’ with 6 Miles of Red Yarn

One of the Smithsonian’s most iconic and photographed scenes will be blanketed with bright red yarn early in the morning of Friday, Aug. 29

2014-08-28 | Press Release | Images

Sackler Gallery Welcomes “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames” with Sneak Preview Open House May 2

Other Free Public Programs Include Film Series, Curator Tours and ImaginAsia “London Nights” Family Workshop

2014-04-08 | Press Release

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate Japanese Arts and Culture

Special Events and Exhibitions Commemorate the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 20 to April 13

2014-02-26 | Press Release


Special Events Mark Final Weeks of Smithsonian’s “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”

Sackler Gallery Hosts Medical Yoga Symposium and Closing Weekend Celebration

2013-12-16 | Press Release | Images

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries Host Major Indonesian Music Festival

Free Public Festival Features Music, Dance, Film, Workshops

2013-10-24 | Press Release

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas to Chair Smithsonian Gala in Honor of First Exhibition on the Art of Yoga

“Yoga: The Art of Transformation” Opens Oct. 19 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.

2013-06-14 | Press Release

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate the Arts of Japan

Special Events Commemorate the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival

2013-04-13 | Press Release


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