The Sackler Gallery
The other half of the Smithsonian Institution's Museums of Asian Art, established in 1987, was built with a 1000 piece collection and funds donated by Dr. Arthur Sackler, a research physician and medical publisher. Early Chinese jades and bronzes, Chinese paintings and lacquerware, ancient near Eastern ceramics and metalware dating from the 4th to 7th century, and Hindu and Bhuddist sculpture from South and Southeast Asia from the 10th to the 18th century constitute the bulk of Sackler's gift. Accompanying the permanent collection are special rotating exhibitions showcasing various aspects of ancient and comtemporary Asian art.
By Christian Mirasol, AFAR Local Expert
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