The Smithsonian is open this weekend and will be open Monday, January 22.
Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW
Galleries 6 & 7 Floor Plan
This exhibition features 32 examples of lacquer, painting, calligraphy, ceramics, and metalwork that showcase the distinctive repertoire of techniques for applying gold and silver on a variety of materials that Japanese artists developed beginning in the 17th century. One distinctive achievement in the arts of East Asia is the Japanese methods for lacquer decoration in gold and silver that enabled refined pictorial designs.