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Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece
<p>A single objecta beautiful gilt wood sculpture of Gwaneum, the bodhisattva of compassion and the most popular deity in Korean Buddhismis the focus of this loan exhibition from the National Museum of Korea. Carved in the late Goryeo period (9181392), this crowned image is now known to be the oldest surviving gilded wood figure in &#8230;</p>
blue and white vases on gilded shelving in the green and blue peacock room

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Explores Chapters of Artist James McNeill Whistler’s Life in Two Exhibitions
<p>Charles Lang Freer first met James McNeill Whistler when he visited the artists London home in 1890 to inquire about collecting more of Whistlers artwork. This encounter spurred a historic and extraordinary friendship between the two mena friendship that not only inspired Freer to emerge as Whistlers foremost American champion, but also served as the &#8230;</p>

Accessibility Toolkit
<p>Toolkit Document Printable PDF Editable Word Doc Examples Freer|Sackler Accessibility webpage Large-print labels Video transcripts Visual floor plan Tactile map Freer Thinking audio app Resources General Smithsonian Accessibility Program Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Access Kennedy Center Accessibility Program Canadian Museum for Human Rights Accessibility Program Institute of Museum and Library Services Accessibility Resources Museum of &#8230;</p>

<p>The Washington Post, A change in visual language signals a bigger cultural shift, by Philip Kennicott The Wall Street Journal, Whistler Along the Thames, by Lance Esplund Town &amp; Country, Whistler on the Thames: The Witty Painter Who Could One-Up Oscar Wilde, by Kevin Conley The Economist, A river runs through it The Art Newspaper, Bumpy canvas reveals hidden portrait of Whistlers mistress, by &#8230;</p>

<p>#CityViewLondon Thames River traffic is shown in Whistlers Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge and this recent photograph of the present-day bridge. Barges still pass under the 1890 bridge, which replaced the original wooden structure painted by Whistler in the 1860s. #CityViewTokyo To the north of Ryōgoku Bridge on the east bank of the Sumida &#8230;</p>

City View
<p>Explore Tokyo and London as seen by Kiyochika and Whistler in the nineteenth century. On September 3, 1868, the city of Edo ceased to exist. Renamed Tokyo (Eastern Capital) by Japans new rulers, the city exemplified the nations drive toward modernization. Railroads, steamships, gaslights, telegraph lines, and large brick buildings radically changed the cityscape. Kiyochika &#8230;</p>

The Sogdians: Influencers on the Silk Roads
<p>Who were the Sogdians? While mostly lost to history, these ancient people of the Silk Roads shaped the world around themnot with an empire or an army but through trade. One of the first references to the Sogdians dates to the fifth century BCE. They were known for their importance on the trade routes that &#8230;</p>

Conservation and Science
<p>According to the ledger books of the London art supplier C. Roberson and Company, Whistler purchased sixteen blocks of wove paper from 1881 to 1883. Blocks of paper, compressed and sealed around the edges, not only minimized distortion of the wet paper, but they were also easy to carry while painting outside. Remnants of adhesive &#8230;</p>