May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, and we’re excited to team up with H4A, the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, to do an in person, self-directed visit to the National Museum of Asian Art.
If you’ve been enjoying our virtual tours of the Freer Gallery, now is a great time to come see the objects on display in person. Or, head over to the Sackler Gallery and see some of the exhibits that we haven’t toured virtually yet. So whether it’s James MacNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room, designed to showcase ancient Chinese porcelain, or Ay-Ō’s contemporary Happy Rainbow Hell, curated as part of the museum’s 100th anniversary celebration, there’s something at the NMAA to inspire everyone.
Meet-up location: Please meet at the Independence Ave entrance to the Sackler Gallery wing of the museum. The entrance to the Freer on 12th and Jefferson is closed for construction.
After exploring the museum: We’ll be heading to Bindaas Bowls & Rolls, the casual outpost from James Beard award-winning Executive Chef, Vikram Sunderam at 415 7th St NW. Peruse the menu and get hungry here. Google Maps claims the walk is about 15 minutes, but you can take a bus or an Uber, if that’s better for you. Check the map here.