Cultural Tourism DC Calendar

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Jul
18
Thu
F|S in Focus
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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 before the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works.

Peacock Room Shutters Open
Jul 18 @ 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.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Jul 18 @ 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.

Gallery Talk: Whistler in Watercolor: Science and Conservation
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For American artist James McNeill Whistler, watercolor was an important medium for artistic experimentation. How can science help us uncover an artist’s working process, understand materials, and see more than what first meets the eye? Go beneath the surface of Whistler’s watercolors with Emily Jacobson, paper conservator.

Gallery Talk: Whistler in Watercolor: Science and Conservation Demonstration
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For American artist James McNeill Whistler, watercolor was an important medium for artistic experimentation. How can science help us uncover an artist’s working process, understand materials, and see more than what first meets the eye? In this drop-in demonstration, go beneath the surface of Whistler’s watercolors with Emily Jacobson, paper conservator, and Blythe McCarthy, senior scientist, as they share techniques, including infrared and ultraviolet imaging, they used to gain insights into Whistler’s works.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Jul 18 @ 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: Explore Buddhist Art
Jul 18 @ 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.

Walk- In Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Jul 18 @ 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.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Jul 18 @ 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.

Jul
19
Fri
F|S in Focus
Jul 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

F|S in Focus
Jul 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 before the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works.

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

Walk- In Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Jul 19 @ 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.

Walk- In Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Jul 19 @ 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.

Walk-In Tour: Whistler’s World: The Peacock Room and Whistler in Watercolor
Jul 19 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

James McNeill Whistler introduced American collector Charles Lang Freer to Asian art and encouraged him to travel the world. In turn, Freer actively acquired all aspects of Whistler’s art, and today the Freer Gallery of Art has a world-renowned collection of works by Whistler, including the Peacock Room. Guides lead visitors on an hour-long tour of The Peacock Room in Blue and White and Whistler in Watercolor.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Jul 19 @ 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.

Open Studio: Family Mindfulness
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Beat the heat with your little ones during our summer meditation series! Take a moment to pause and reflect in front of artworks in the Freer’s permanent collection. Then, admire nature’s beauty in the courtyard with a series of facilitated activities to help deepen self-awareness. Finally, we’ll slow things down and experience guided breathing, storytelling, and other beginner-friendly mindfulness techniques led by instructors. Come ready to move in comfortable clothes. For ages four and above with adult companions. No registration required. First-come, first-served.

Film: “Still Human”
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In person: Crisel Consunji, actress
View the trailer,

Veteran actor Anthony Wong and newcomer Crisel Consunji both won well-deserved Hong Kong Film Awards for performances in this moving dramedy about a grumpy wheelchair-bound pensioner (Wong) and the live-in maid (Consunji) hired to take care of him. This film touches on a number of important issues, from the precarious financial situation of many of Hong Kong’s elderly residents, to the prejudice faced by the city’s scores of Filipino guest workers. Director Oliver Siu Kuen Chan melts even the iciest of hearts with the warmth of the touching relationship that emerges between these two outcasts. It is “one of those rare gems of a film which takes a distinctly Hong Kong scenario and turns it into a gently comical drama with universal appeal” (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post). (Dir.: Oliver Siu Kuen Chan, Hong Kong, 2019, 111 min., DCP, Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles)

Jul
20
Sat
Open Studio: Family Mindfulness
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beat the heat with your little ones during our summer meditation series! Take a moment to pause and reflect in front of artworks in the Freer’s permanent collection. Then, admire nature’s beauty in the courtyard with a series of facilitated activities to help deepen self-awareness. Finally, we’ll slow things down and experience guided breathing, storytelling, and other beginner-friendly mindfulness techniques led by instructors. Come ready to move in comfortable clothes. For ages four and above with adult companions. No registration required. First-come, first-served.