Thursday, March 4, 2010
Smithsonian Jaunt I
One of the benefits of living a short Metro ride away from the Smithsonian Museums is the opportunity to spend winter weekdays “ far from the maddening crowds” in peaceful exploration of amazing treasures. This morning I visited the Freer and Sackler Galleries, which house the Smithsonian’s collection of Asian art, and enjoyed viewing the kinds of Asian objects d’art that inspired the 19th century Japonisme craze.
Section from Emperor Minghuang's Journey to Sichuan; Ming Dinasty (1368-1644) Chinese handscroll painting on silk