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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution
1050 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D C
Phone: 202-357-2700 -- TTY ALSO: 357 1729
TTY: 202 786 2374
Statement of Purpose:
Changing exhibitions of Asian art from ancient times to the present.
Highlights & Collections:
The museum was founded in honor of a gift from Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), a medical publisher. Devoted to the exhibition, education, research on the art of Asia, including art from China, South and Southeast Asia, ancient and Islamic Iran, Korea,
Tibet, and Japan.
Highlights: Chinese jades and bronzes, ancient Iranian silver, Persian manuscripts, modern Japanese prints, pre-Islamic metalware from the ancient Near East.
Changing exhibitions of Asian art drawn from major collections in the United States and abroad highlight varied artistic traditions, from ancient times to the present.
Permanent collection includes art from China, South and souteast Asia, ancient and Islamic Iran, and Japan. Chinese jades and bronzes, ancient Iranian silver, Persian manuscripts, contemporary Japanese ceramics.
Exhibits & Special Events:
See web site at http://www.si.edu or call Smithsonian Information for a previsit packet, which includes a list of updated temporary exhibitions.
Daily 10:00-5:30 p.m. Closed December 25.
Admission & Directions:
Metro Station: Smithsonian (Mall or Independence Avenue exits)
Check with us at a later date.
Key Personnel: Milo C. Beach, Director
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