Circling the globe with Portuguese sailors at the Freer Gallery

A new exhibit at Washington D.C.'s Freer Gallery, Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries, "explores the artistic achievements that flourished when these sailors exposed new creative techniques and imagery to the world as they transported goods from port to port."

The exhibit will run June 24-September 16, 2007 at the gallery. It will include 250 objects from cultures along the Portuguese trade routes including paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, maps, and early books from Europe, the Indian Ocean, China, Japan, Brazil, and West Africa. A three-volume catalog is available for purchase.

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