Learn About Asian Art at the “Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko” Exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Whether you’re an art lover or a history buff, The Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries’ “Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko” is a fascinating exhibit. The exhibit celebrates the color red in two pieces of art spanning five centuries, which offers a unique look at art thorughout the ages.
Admission is free, and it’s conveniently located right next to the Smithsonian Metro Station on the Silver, Orange and Blue lines. The Freer and Sackler Galleries specialize in well-curated Asian art, so you’re in for a treat. “Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko” features an imperial Chinese porcelain dish and a painting by Mark Rothko. The juxtaposition truly emphasizes the color red in a way that makes guests ponder how they were created five centuries apart. Even if you’re not particularly knowledgeable about art, this is a fascinating exhibit that will teach you quite a lot.