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February 5, 2011 – June 24, 2012
Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street, SW
Location: Gallery 6A
To highlight its permanent collection, the museum presents Seasons, a series of rotating exhibitions that underscores the importance of the seasons in Chinese and Japanese art and culture.
In this exhibition, a dozen examples show how tea utensils embody changes in weather. Rough stoneware conveys warmth, for example, while porcelain is cool to the touch.