Our museums and the National Zoo are open today and tomorrow. We are awaiting guidance on our operating status for Monday.
Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW
Galleries 6 & 7 Floor Plan
This exhibition and a concurrent installation of screens in a neighboring gallery present paintings and objects from the 14th to 20th centuries that illustrate a variety of Japanese games and contests. Art works include a handscroll of a poetry competition, a large ceramic dish that doubles as a sugoroku game board, and an Edo-period handscroll of horse racing at a Shinto shrine in Kyoto. Many popular Japanese games and contests were originally played by men and women from the imperial court of the Heian period (794-1185).