Will you like the piano-playing shoes, the jump-for-joy shoes, or the monkey-chasing shoes? See them all in Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota, now on view in the Sackler.

"The yarn symbolizes the connection between humans, which can be terse, tangled or cut." Learn more about Chiharu Shiota’s ‪Perspectives‬ installation, opening tomorrow, in smithsonianmag.

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Happy National Dog Day! There’s really no need to go into why dogs are fantastic, or why every day should be dog day, right? And honestly, we just get excited about any opportunity to post about pups from our collection. This adorable little rascal is a ceramic from Northern China dated 25-220 AD. That’s like 26,910 in dog years.Want more dogs, or any flora and fauna? Search our collection here.

We have his Eastern Han dynasty buddy over on the East Coast!

asianartmuseum:

Happy National Dog Day! There’s really no need to go into why dogs are fantastic, or why every day should be dog day, right? And honestly, we just get excited about any opportunity to post about pups from our collection. 

This adorable little rascal is a ceramic from Northern China dated 25-220 AD. That’s like 26,910 in dog years.

Want more dogs, or any flora and fauna? Search our collection here.

We have his Eastern Han dynasty buddy over on the East Coast!

Tomb model of a watch dog