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IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures

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The Freer and Sackler Galleries

1050 Independence Avenue Southwest

Washington, DC 20560

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For now this is a "save the date" type announcement so you get this on your calendar as this will no doubt be an amazing DC art event that you won't want to miss - an evening celebration for the reopening of the Freer-Sackler galleries.


This event is co-hosted by Washington, DC History & Culture

https://www.meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture/events/241539705/


More details as we get closer to the event date - 2-3 weeks beforehand.

Below are the details we have so far.


IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures

Spend a full weekend celebrating Asian art, food, and culture on the National Mall to mark our reopening this fall. Free and open to the public, IlluminAsia will transform the museums’ grounds into a vibrant night market, complete with food stalls, live music, and performances. Inside, visitors will experience the newly reimagined galleries and a series of new temporary exhibitions, as well as specially programmed in-gallery experiences.

IlluminAsia kicks off the evening of Saturday, October 14. The Saturday evening program will light up the night with a sea of lanterns, light displays, and video-art projections. Food and art stalls, hosted in partnership with Asian-American community organizations from the Washington, DC, area, will provide a multisensory experience of Asian art, food, and culture.

On Sunday, the market continues alongside a family day of activities throughout the museums, including special stroller tours for young families, hands-on art-making workshops, and kite-flying on the National Mall.

Afterward, our celebration continues with a full reopening season, featuring a spectrum of special public programs and activities. Stay tuned for more details.

IlluminAsia is copresented with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.


http://www.asia.si.edu/

http://www.asia.si.edu/reopening/illuminasia.asp




We look forward to seeing you - thanks!



Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325


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