The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia

November 22, 2014 – May 31, 2015
Russell Hamilton Postcard and Photograph Collection, ca. 1895-1909; Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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

Sublevel 1, NE1/2, Main Galleries Floor Plan

The exhibition provides glimpses of travels across the continent, from pilgrimages and research trips to expeditions for trade and tourism. Juxtaposing East Asian scrolls, Japanese woodblock prints, and contemporary photography with maps, archaeological drawings, and souvenirs, The Traveler's Eye invites viewers to look more closely at these seemingly straightforward images. Beneath the surface, they will discover the deliberate choices made by artists representing journeys and travelers seeking to remember them.