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May
21
Tue
F|S in Focus
May 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

F|S in Focus
May 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.

Meditation and Mindfulness
May 21 @ 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.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
May 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
May 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.

Walk- In Tour: Empresses of China’s Forbidden City
May 21 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912, provides an insightful look into the public and private lives of imperial women during the Qing dynasty. This first-ever, in-depth exhibition focuses on five empresses to reveal their long-overlooked influence on the arts, religion, politics, and diplomacy of China. Join a docent for an hour-long tour of rare objects and splendid works of art, many of which have never been exhibited outside of China.

For information on reserved adult group tours for this exhibition, please visit:

Reserved tours for adults and university students

For information on reserved K-12 group tours for this exhibition, please visit:

Reserved tours for schools

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
May 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.

May
22
Wed
F|S in Focus
May 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.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
May 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 and Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.

Walk- In Tour: Empresses of China’s Forbidden City
May 22 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912, provides an insightful look into the public and private lives of imperial women during the Qing dynasty. This first-ever, in-depth exhibition focuses on five empresses to reveal their long-overlooked influence on the arts, religion, politics, and diplomacy of China. Join a docent for an hour-long tour of rare objects and splendid works of art, many of which have never been exhibited outside of China.

For information on reserved adult group tours for this exhibition, please visit:

Reserved tours for adults and university students

For information on reserved K-12 group tours for this exhibition, please visit:

Reserved tours for schools

Walk- In Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
May 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.

May
23
Thu
F|S in Focus
May 23 @ 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 calendar for this week’s schedule.

Link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U4aVSW6uafJw4lOautEi7bSG6VFVSJeivvmDqSEynzc/edit?ts=5c86c375

F|S in Focus
May 23 @ 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.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
May 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.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
May 23 @ 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.

Walk- In Tour: Empresses of China’s Forbidden City
May 23 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912, provides an insightful look into the public and private lives of imperial women during the Qing dynasty. This first-ever, in-depth exhibition focuses on five empresses to reveal their long-overlooked influence on the arts, religion, politics, and diplomacy of China. Join a docent for an hour-long tour of rare objects and splendid works of art, many of which have never been exhibited outside of China.

For information on reserved adult group tours for this exhibition, please visit:

Reserved tours for adults and university students

For information on reserved K-12 group tours for this exhibition, please visit:

Reserved tours for schools

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
May 23 @ 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.

May
24
Fri
F|S in Focus
May 24 @ 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

F|S in Focus
May 24 @ 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.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
May 24 @ 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.