The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art, are pleased to announce a new online public talk series for 2021, Sneak Peek: New Research from the Freer and Sackler. Join us as curators and conservators present in-depth, personal perspectives and discuss ongoing research connected to works in the Freer and Sackler collections. This brief lunchtime talk series will introduce original, unpublished, and developing ideas, followed by robust discussion. Scholars and novices alike are welcome. Sneak Peek: New Research from the Freer and Sackler will take place at noon on the second Tuesday of each month through June.
Please join our inaugural talk:
Tuesday, January 12, 12 pm
Tropical Temples of South and Southeast Asia: Water and Sacred Environments
Emma Natalya Stein, Assistant Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art
Travel to India and Indonesia with Emma Natalya Stein, the assistant curator of South and Southeast Asian art, to explore Hindu and Buddhist temples and their relationships to the local environment. Working comparatively, learn what the presence or absence of water can tell us about sacred sites. Stein will share personal photographs and observations from her past research trips to the area, transporting viewers to cities where temples tower over now-dry riverbeds, and to jungles where cave-temples are built on the banks of steep, sonorous river ravines.
Stay tuned for next month's Sneak Peek: New Research from the Freer and Sackler:
Tuesday, February 9, 12 pm
Ink Plums on the Stone Moat: Two Yuan Dynasty Paintings from the Chinese Imperial Collection
Stephen Allee, Associate Curator for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
For more information, visit: https://asia.si.edu/events-overview/talks/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D150316006
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