Empresses Impress at Freer/Sackler Gallery

By Sheila Wickouski Empresses of China‚Äôs Forbidden City, 1644-1912 at the Smithsonian Freer/Sackler is a sumptuous feast for the eyes. While the costumes and jewelry, ceramics and art of the Qing dynasty are well worth exploring for their beauty alone, there is more than meets the eye at first glance. Behind the artistry of these rich pieces is revealed the […]