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The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
October 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017

Almost seventy sumptuous manuscripts are featured in The Art of the Qur’an, the first major presentation of Qur’ans in the United States.

Sackler Gallery
Notes from the Desert: Photographs by Gauri Gill
September 17, 2016 – February 12, 2017

Since the late 1990s, Gauri Gill has been photographing marginalized communities in western Rajasthan, India. Featuring nearly sixty of her prints, this exhibition showcases Gill's work in the remote desert region.

Sackler Gallery
Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko
September 3, 2016 – February 20, 2017

Created more than five centuries apart, an imperial Chinese porcelain dish and a painting by Mark Rothko—unexpectedly brought together in visual dialogue—reveal the immensity of the color red.

Sackler Gallery
Sky Blue: Color in Ceramics of the Islamic World
July 16, 2016 – July 16, 2017

Shades of turquoise and deep blue sing out from the ceramics of the Islamic world, identifying them across borders. The vessels on view span the ninth through the nineteenth century.

Sackler Gallery
Chinamania
July 9, 2016 – June 4, 2017

Contemporary artist Walter McConnell interrogates the nineteenth century craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics through his reinstallation of Kangxi porcelains similar to those originally displayed in the Peacock Room.

 

Sackler Gallery
Perspectives: Michael Joo
July 2, 2016 – July 9, 2017

Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo has created a monumental installation visualizing the bird's movements as lines in space.

Sackler Gallery
Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan
March 5, 2016 – January 29, 2017

The exhibition by the Freer and Sackler Galleries transforms the International Gallery into an Afghan caravanserai, complete with artisan stalls and demonstrations of woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, and jewelry.

Sackler Gallery
Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
January 30, 2016 – December 2016

Like all Buddhas (fully enlightened beings), the Cosmic Buddha, a life-size limestone figure of Vairochana, is wrapped in the simple robe of a monk. Body of Devotion is an interactive installation that explores not only the work itself, but also the evolving means and methods of studying sculpture, from rubbings and photographs to the technological possibilities of today.

Sackler Gallery
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
May 16, 2015 – June 4, 2017

Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston, reinterprets the James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room as a resplendent ruin.

Sackler Gallery
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
February 4, 2012 – Indefinitely

View highly sophisticated ancient Iranian metalwork ranging from deep bowls to elaborate drinking vessels to objects in gold and silver.

Sackler Gallery
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
2004 – Indefinitely

This whimsical sculpture, hanging from the atrium to the refllecting pool, is composed of 21 laminated wood pieces, with each forming the word "monkey" in a dozen different languages.

Sackler Gallery
Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas
November 26, 1992 – Indefinitely

Several centuries of sculptures from South India are on view.

Sackler Gallery

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