What's new at the Smithsonian in June
- By Paul Bisceglio
- Smithsonian magazine, June 2013
(Freer Gallery, SI)
Ends May 28, 2014
While he was building his collection of Japanese paintings, Charles Lang Freer was also a benefactor to the American painter Thomas Dewing—in part because Dewing’s moody, enigmatic landscapes (above: After Sunset, 1892) drew inspiration from Japanese paintings. “Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing and Japan,” at the Freer Gallery, illuminates the connection by juxtaposing Dewing landscapes with Japanese works that Freer acquired in the 1890s.