Exhibition Type: Southeast Asian Art

13 objects

Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta

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Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the normalization of relations between Vietnam and the United States, this installation of 22 works reflects recent scholarship linking Vietnamese ceramics in the Freer collection with 12th- to 16th-century production centers in the Red River delta in northern Vietnam. The exhibition—the first major presentation of the Freer’s Vietnamese ceramics …

Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts

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Donated to the Sackler between 1996 and 2005 by brothers Osborne and Victor Hauge and their wives Gratia and Takako, these remarkable objects provide the focus for a detailed narrative of the migration of pots from their makers to their users. Included in the Hauge gift are more than 800 vessels made in Thailand, Cambodia, …

Vietnam’s Ceramics: Depth and Diversity

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Ceramic traditions within the borders of modern Vietnam are deep and diverse, reflecting the artistic legacies and interactions of this nation’s fifty-four ethnic groups. On the twentieth anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Freer|Sackler opens its first exhibition since 2005 focused solely on …

Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions

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The beauty and diversity of Asian art are evident throughout the collections of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Since the opening of the Freer in 1923 and the Sackler in 1987, generous gifts and funds designated for acquisitions have expanded the collections and added to their breadth and variety. Continuing …

Storage Jars

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The utilitarian storage jar is one of the most useful ceramics to have emerged from ancient Chinese kilns. Its basic structure—a compact container with four lugs on the shoulder, suitable for packing, shipping, and storage—was imitated throughout East and Southeast Asia. A complement to the exhibition Chigusa and the Art of Tea (on view February 22–July 27, …

Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia

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The fascinating story of bronze sculpture and casting in Cambodia is revealed through thirty-six exceptional works. Magnificent examples dating from the prehistoric period to the post-Angkorian period (third century BCE to sixteenth century CE) present the origins, uses, and techniques of bronze casting and the development of a distinctly Cambodian style. This exhibition is the …

Moving Perspectives: Jun Nguyen Hatsushiba and Fiona Tan

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The lush landscape of Laos is the setting for a series of performances by art students from Luang Prabang in The Ground, the Root, and the Air: The Passing of the Bodhi Tree (2007), a single-channel video by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba. The work culminates in a dramatic moment that captures the younger generation’s struggle to reconcile …

Moving Perspectives: Lida Abdul and Dinh Q Le

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Lida Abdul from Kabul, Afghanistan, and Dinh Q Lé from Ha-Tien, Vietnam, use video to explore the shifting memory of trauma and the inevitable resilience of life. Drawing on recent histories of conflict and destruction, both artists returned to their native countries to explore societies in transition. After leaving Soviet-occupied Afghanistan in 1987 and subsequent …