Detail photograph; A world Lost: after the original island, single land mass fractured, after populations migrated, after pollution revealed itself and as cultural locations once separated merged, after the splitting of Adam and Eve, Shiva and Shakti, of race black and white, of culture East and West, after animals diminished, after the seas’ corals did exterminate, after this and at last imagine all water evaporated…this after Columbus found it we lost it imagine this; Rina Banerjee (b. 1963); 2013; Photo by Hutomo Wicaksono

Detail; A world Lost: after the original island, single land mass fractured, after populations migrated, after pollution revealed itself and as cultural locations once separated merged, after the splitting of Adam and Eve, Shiva and Shakti, of race black and white, of culture East and West, after animals diminished, after the seas’ corals did exterminate, after this and at last imagine all water evaporated…this after Columbus found it we lost it imagine this; Rina Banerjee (b. 1963); 2013; Photo by Hutomo Wicaksono

Perspectives: Rina Banerjee

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Detail image, The Four Sylvan Sounds (The Hermit Thrush and the Sound of Running Water); Thomas Dewing (1851–1938); United States, 1896–97; Oil on wood panels; Gift of Charles Lang Freer; F1906.72–73

Detail, The Four Sylvan Sounds (The Hermit Thrush and the Sound of Running Water); Thomas Dewing (1851–1938); United States, 1896–97; Oil on wood panels; Gift of Charles Lang Freer; F1906.72–73

Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan

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Detail image, Ehon butai ogi, vol. 3; by Katsukawa Shunshō (1726—1792) and Ippitsusai Bunchō (active ca. 1755—1790); Japan, Edo period, 1770; Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper covers; Purchase - The Gerhard Pulverer Collection, Museum funds, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003—2007); Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection FSC-GR-780.164.3

Detail, Ehon butai ogi, vol. 3; by Katsukawa Shunshō (1726—1792) and Ippitsusai Bunchō (active ca. 1755—1790); Japan, Edo period, 1770; Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper covers; Purchase - The Gerhard Pulverer Collection, Museum funds, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003—2007); Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection FSC-GR-780.164.3

Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books

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Detail image, sitigarbha Bodhisattva 南無地藏菩薩像; Hanging scroll (mounted on panel); Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century; Ink, color, and gold on silk; China, Dunhuang; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art F1935.11

Detail, sitigarbha Bodhisattva 南無地藏菩薩像; Hanging scroll (mounted on panel); Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century; Ink, color, and gold on silk; China, Dunhuang; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art F1935.11

Enlightened Beings: Buddhism in Chinese Paintings

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Still of video image; Jananne Al-Ani, Shadow Sites II, 2011; single-channel HD video projection, color, with sound, 8:38 min., dimensions variable; Collection SFMOMA, Jointly owned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Jananne Al-Ani

Still of video; Jananne Al-Ani, Shadow Sites II, 2011; single-channel HD video projection, color, with sound, 8:38 min., dimensions variable; Collection SFMOMA, Jointly owned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Jananne Al-Ani

Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani

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