Asian Arts At Smithsonian / Freer Gallery Of Arts

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Miss Honduras and I have made a list of things to do in Washington DC. This Sunday our trip was to Museums. As we stepped out of the Smithsonian Metro Station, right in front of us was the Freer Gallery. We had no idea what was on display, but a Couple had smiles on their face. I asked them, and they said it was worth visiting. It is about Asian Arts.

There were three sections, Islamic, Indian, and Chinese. We could not see them all, just a glimpse of each one. Most of them alluded to the syncretic cultures of Syria and India. We will walk through it again with a Camera to capture the images.

There is a copy of the Classic Ramayana in color paintings commissioned by King Akbar. Perhaps it was the first time the Epic Ramayana was produced in images. It was a delight to see the Syrian, Egyptian, and Iranian Art from the tenth century. The Museum was closing, and we did not get to see it. We are going back.

Mike Ghouse, Public Speaker

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