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Dec
14
Sat
Open Studio: Wrap It Up: Holiday Gift Giving
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

While you make a furoshiki wrapping cloth, learn how this Japanese tradition can help save money and the environment. Also, enjoy a scavenger hunt to explore our new exhibition Hokusai: Mad about Painting. In the studio, make your own holiday decorations using cloth and woodblock materials. All ages are welcome with adult companions.

Dec
15
Sun
Open Studio: Wrap It Up: Holiday Gift Giving
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

While you make a furoshiki wrapping cloth, learn how this Japanese tradition can help save money and the environment. Also, enjoy a scavenger hunt to explore our new exhibition Hokusai: Mad about Painting. In the studio, make your own holiday decorations using cloth and woodblock materials. All ages are welcome with adult companions.

Jan
18
Sat
City of Stories: A Community Book Art Project
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop in to contribute to the community project City of Stories with artist Sushmita Mazumdar. Inspired by photographs in My Iran: Six Women Photographers, explore how artists share their stories and perspectives on a self-guided tour. Then return to the studio to create a house-shaped book and add it to a collaborative installation. For all ages and adult companions.

Jan
19
Sun
City of Stories: A Community Book Art Project
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop in to contribute to the community project City of Stories with artist Sushmita Mazumdar. Inspired by photographs in My Iran: Six Women Photographers, explore how artists share their stories and perspectives on a self-guided tour. Then return to the studio to create a house-shaped book and add it to a collaborative installation. For all ages and adult companions.

Jan
26
Sun
Lunar New Year
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our sixth annual Lunar New Year celebration to ring in the Year of the Rat. Enjoy food, performances, and art representing the richness of New Year celebrations in China, Korea, and Mongolia. Experience interactive art demonstrations, live magic and musical performances, and delicious food for sale. And enjoy two special Sackler exhibitions—Resound: Ancient Bells of China and Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece—and the permanent collection of Asian art in the Freer.

Our Lunar New Year celebration is presented with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports, Tourism, Radio & Television; the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Republic of Korea.

This is part of Lunar New Year DC, organized by the Freer and Sackler, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Kennedy Center.

Feb
8
Sat
Love in Every Language
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

After you watch a digital slideshow of images of love in Asian art, create Valentine’s Day cards using woodblock prints that say “love” in more than a dozen Asian languages and fold heart-shaped origami. For all ages and adult companions.

Feb
9
Sun
Love in Every Language
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

After you watch a digital slideshow of images of love in Asian art, create Valentine’s Day cards using woodblock prints that say “love” in more than a dozen Asian languages and fold heart-shaped origami. For all ages and adult companions.

Feb
29
Sat
Art and Me: Preserving Cultural Heritage
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

11 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–3 pm sessions

Bring your little ones to learn about the conservation of artifacts from Iraq and Syria with conservator Ellen Chase. Take a guided tour of Age Old Cities  and then experiment with using professional tools to examine objects. Back in the studio you can build your own conservator toolkit to take home! For ages three to five with adult companions. This program is part of a year-long program series  with the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.