Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions

July 25, 2015 – December 13, 2015

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1, South Galleries Floor Plan

The beauty and diversity of Asian art are evident throughout the collections of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Since the opening of the Freer in 1923 and the Sackler in 1987, generous gifts and funds designated for acquisitions have expanded the collections and added to their breadth and variety. Continuing this legacy, Art of the Gift celebrates some of the recent and promised gifts made to the museums and archives. Objects on view range from centuries-old Buddhist sculptures from Japan, Southeast Asia, and Tibet to lacquer ware and contemporary photography from Iran.