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Latest Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Stories

2014-03-03 12:24:15

Opening May 3, "An American in London: Whistler and the Thames" is First Major Exhibition of Whistler's Influential Early London Period WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "An American in London: Whistler and the Thames," opening May 3 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, is the first major exhibition ever devoted to American artist James McNeill Whistler's early period in London, and it is the largest U.S. display of his work in almost 20 years. The...

2013-11-14 12:25:46

Asian Art Museum welcomes the world's first major exhibition exploring yoga, revealing the practice's 2,000-year history SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Feb. 21, 2014, the Asian Art Museum presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the first major exhibition to explore yoga and its historical transformation over the past 2,000 years through more than 130 rare and compelling artworks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/DC17023 ) All over...

2013-09-24 08:26:59

Public Programs Celebrate the First Exhibition on the Art of Yoga, Including Opening Festival Oct. 26 and Yoga Classes in the Galleries WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Yoga: The Art of Transformation," the first exhibi­tion about the visual history of yoga, opens Oct. 19 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and explores yoga's rich diversity and historical transformations during the past 2,000 years. On view through Jan. 26, 2014, "The Art of...

2013-05-15 08:27:03

"Yoga: The Art of Transformation" Opens Fall 2013, Supported by the Museum's Inaugural Crowdfunding Campaign WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yoga is a global phenomenon, practiced by millions of people seeking spiritual insight or better health. Few, however, are aware of yoga's rich diversity and historical transformations. Opening Oct. 19 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, "Yoga: The Art of Transformation"--the world's first exhibi­tion about the discipline's visual...

2012-11-27 12:28:05

Asian Art Enthusiasts Descend on D.C. Nov. 28 -- Dec. 1 WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of 25 years of groundbreaking exhibitions, programs and scholarship in Asian art, the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will host a week of public events, welcoming international arts and culture aficionados. Visitors can experience an immersive 3-D "cave," meet their favorite authors as well as attend lectures and performances by distinguished scholars and...

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2005-06-30 07:52:27

WASHINGTON -- Kings came from the East and brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Jesus, the Bible says. All three are typical products of Yemen, whose ancient civilization is being introduced to Americans in a big exhibit of finds made since the mid-1900s. "Caravan Kingdoms," on show at the Smithsonian Institution's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, explains the country's role as a rich trading center in the Middle East 3,000 years ago. Saba - Sheba as the Bible calls it - was long...