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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...

2013-09-24 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...

2013-02-12 08:27:26

Iconic Object Referred to as "First Bill of Human Rights" on View March 9-April 28 WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cyrus Cylinder, sometimes referred to as the first "bill of human rights," traces its origins to the Persian king Cyrus the Great's conquest of Babylon in the sixth century B.C. Almost 2,600 years later, its remarkable legacy continues to shape contemporary political debates, cultural rhetoric and philosophy. (Photo:...

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...

2012-11-20 16:27:26

DJ Ani Quinn, Dancing, and Ancient Artwork Mark Sackler's 25th Anniversary Gala WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of the Arthur M. Sackler Galleries 25th anniversary, the Silk Road Society--the new membership for young professionals at the Freer|Sackler--will host Club Caravan, a black-tie after-party at the Sackler Gallery, on November 29 from 8:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Club Caravan directly follows the Sackler Gallery's 25(th) Anniversary Gala. Artists,...