Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Jade Collection

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MISSION STATEMENT

As Smithsonian museums, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hold in trust the nation’s extraordinary collections of Asian art and of American art of the late nineteenth-century aesthetic movement.

Our mission is to encourage enjoyment and understanding of the arts of Asia and the cultures that produced them. We use works of art to inspire study and provoke thought.An extremely rich collection of jade objects spanning 5,000 years, including several hundred ceremonial jades dating from 3500 BCE to 200 CE, and animal carvings from the 10th to the 16th century

  • An extremely rich collection of jade objects spanning 5,000 years, including several hundred ceremonial jades dating from 3500 BCE to 200 CE, and animal carvings from the 10th to the 16th century