Cultural Tourism DC Calendar

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Mar
19
Tue
F|S in Focus
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the F|S in Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days for the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works.

Weekday Schedule:
Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 11:30am
Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 12:30pm

Weekend Schedule:
Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 1:30pm
Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 2:30pm

Meditation and Mindfulness
Mar 19 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Meditation is the process of moving from the busyness of our external environment to a place of inner quietude. In this way, meditation is simple—but frequently it doesn’t feel easy. Our lives are full, and our commitments to others are significant. Most of us have little experience going inward and few tools to do so systematically.

Each Tuesday through May 28, 2019, we’ll take a moment out of our day to find a comfortable posture, calm the breath, relax deeply, and awaken to effortless attention. We’ll develop an effective practice to make common hurdles less troublesome and bring forward the fruits of meditation: reduced stress, improved sleep, enhanced sense of well-being, and greater access to intuition and creative states.

These free weekly drop-in sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners. Please join us, and then if you have time, visit the exhibitions and continue your contemplative practice. No special clothing or previous experience is required.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Mar 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Mar 19 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the special exhibitions in the Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

Mar
20
Wed
Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Mar 20 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer and Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

Gallery Talk: See Me at the Freer|Sackler
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Experience an interactive tour of the museums that is tailored to individuals with dementia and their care partners.

Image by Robert Harrell.

Gallery Talks: See Me at the Freer|Sackler
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Experience an interactive tour of the museums that is tailored to individuals with dementia and their care partners.

Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Mar 20 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Delve into the art and practice of Buddhism across Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour. Tours focus on Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia or our permanent collection of art from India, China, and Japan.

Mar
21
Thu
F|S in Focus
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the F|S in Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days for the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works.

Weekday Schedule:
Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 11:30am
Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 12:30pm

Weekend Schedule:
Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 1:30pm
Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 2:30pm

Peacock Room Shutters Open
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

See the Peacock Room in a whole new light! When the shutters of Whistler’s “harmony in blue and gold” are open, a flood of natural light turns the Peacock Room into a glowing jewel of blue, green, and gold tones. Details, colors, and textures are revealed in the sunlight—and a special filtering film on the windows minimizes fading.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Mar 21 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Mar 21 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the special exhibitions in the Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Mar 21 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

Performance: Musicians from Marlboro II
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Purcell’s Chacony in G Minor inspired the third movement of Britten’s luminous second string quartet, written to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Purcell’s death. In turn, Britten’s work forms the basis of this concert, which also includes Haydn’s Divertimento in G and Dvorak’s inimitably joyous string sextet, a perennial Marlboro favorite. Performing are violinists Anna Lee and Alexi Kenney, violinist/violist Luosha Fang, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and cellists Sujin Lee and Judith Serkin.

The Washington Post wrote of a previous Marlboro concert at the Freer, “What, exactly, are they putting in the water at the Marlboro Music Festival? Not only is the virtuosity of Musicians from Marlboro . . . consistently jaw-dropping, but the freshness, rich imagination and sheer vitality of their playing is enough to make even the most jaded concertgoer edge to the front of his seat.”

Image by Donald Allison

Mar
22
Fri
F|S in Focus
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the F|S in Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days for the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works.

Weekday Schedule:
Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 11:30am
Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 12:30pm

Weekend Schedule:
Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 1:30pm
Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 2:30pm

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Mar 22 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Mar 22 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Delve into the art and practice of Buddhism across Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour. Tours focus on Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia or our permanent collection of art from India, China, and Japan.

Mar
23
Sat
Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Mar 23 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

F|S in Focus
Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the F|S in Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days for the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works.

Weekday Schedule:
Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 11:30am
Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 12:30pm

Weekend Schedule:
Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 1:30pm
Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 2:30pm

Film: “Genesis 2.0”
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On the rugged, remote New Siberian Islands, “mammoth hunters” search the melting permafrost for the remains of these extinct beasts. Their finds, ranging from tusks to a perfectly preserved specimen with blood still in her veins, have attracted the interest of scientists who believe they can resurrect the species through the emerging discipline of synthetic biology. This globe-spanning documentary chronicles the hunters’ dangerous work and examines the ethical implications of the scientists’ mission as it is carried out in cutting-edge laboratories from Boston to Seoul. “[A] double-stranded helix of a real-life thriller, chilling and unforgettable” (Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter). (Dirs.: Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev, Switzerland/China/Russia/Korea/United States, 2018, 112 min., DCP, English and Russian with English subtitles)