Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is a museum of Asian Art in Washington DC, United States, and is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It is one of two houses of the National Museum of Asian Art, the other is the Freer Gallery. The Sackler Gallery was opened in 1987 after Arthur M. Sackler had made a donation of 1,000 works of Asian art. Since then, the collection has been extended, for instance with the collection of Islamic Vever the printed matter of the 11th to 19 century, printing and porcelain of the 19th and 20th century Japan, paintings from China, India, Japan and Korea as well as contemporary Chinese ceramics and photographs.
The gallery is located on the National Mall, just behind the Smithsonian Castle. The main rooms are underground and connect the museum with the Freer Gallery. The main entrance is from the garden of the Smithsonian Castle and Independence Avenue. Although the museum uses its own showrooms and depots for the art, but shares the director, the management and the workforce with the Freer Gallery.