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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Detail image, Jahangir Embracing Shah Abbas; From the St. Petersburg Album Signed by Abu’l Hasan (act. 1600–30); India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1618; Margins by Muhammad Sadiq, Iran, dated AH 1170/1756–57 CE; Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper; Purchase; Freer Gallery of Art F1945.9

Detail, Jahangir Embracing Shah Abbas; From the St. Petersburg Album Signed by Abu’l Hasan (act. 1600–30); India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1618; Margins by Muhammad Sadiq, Iran, dated AH 1170/1756–57 CE; Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper; Purchase; Freer Gallery of Art F1945.9

Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran

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Image, Fragments, 2005. Ironwood (tieli). Tables, chairs, parts of beams, and pillars from dismantled temples of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Sigg Collection

Fragments, 2005. Ironwood (tieli). Tables, chairs, parts of beams, and pillars from dismantled temples of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Sigg Collection

Perspectives: Ai Weiwei

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