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DC Cruises at Washington Harbour allows its customers to cruise the waters of the Potomac River and see the beautiful sights Washington has to offer. Visitors can choose to take the tour in the morning or take a tour under the moonlight and see the beautiful historical monuments. They also organize many special events and parties on their cruises.
Take a ride on one of the city's most iconic cruise boats and enjoy a cruise on the Potomac river unlike any other. The Boomerang Party Yacht offers day, night, and sunset cruises that offer a different perspective on the city's most elegant monuments and historic structures. Abord that yacht you can sip some delicious drinks and cocktails to the tune of lively music spun by the DJ as you enjoy the wind in your hair and some fantastic views. A ride on this marvelous yacht is definitely a must when in the city.
One of two Smithsonian museums that feature Asian art, the Freer Gallery houses more than 26000 works from all points of the Asian continent, including China, Japan, Korea and India. These works include Asian porcelains, Japanese screens and Islamic art. The works of American artists influenced by Asia are also featured. The most spectacular of these is James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, designed for a British shipping magnate and moved to the United States from London in 1904. The Sackler Gallery is interconnected with this gallery via underground exhibition space and houses an impressive collection of Chinese paintings, ceramics and jades.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's focus is the collection of early Chinese jades and bronzes donated by Arthur M. Sackler—a wealthy medical researcher and publisher. However, the museum houses a variety of Asian art dating as far back as 3000 BC. Displays of special note include Persian manuscripts, Indian paintings and Japanese prints. Works from China, Southeast Asia, Korea and Tibet are also featured. Concerts and art performances augment the visitor's tour. There is also a hands-on kids program called ImaginAsia with crafts, storytelling and more.
Freer|Sackler, situated on National Mall in the heart of Washington DC, is dedicated to admiring ancient, as well as, modern Asian artworks. Home to Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Freer|Sackler boasts of an impressive collection of artifacts and artworks from different pars of the Asian continent. This museum is open on seven days a week and the entry has been kept free. Film screenings, Asian cultural performances, workshops, group tours, and guided tours are organized at Freer|Sackler on a regular basis. South Asian and Himalayan Art, Korean Art, Ancient Egyptian Art and Southeast Asian Art are some of the most interesting collections at this museum.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is located just down the street from the National Air and Space Museum. Visitors stroll up a rising, circular incline and view works by Calder, Rodin, and contemporary sculptors. Special exhibits have included works by such artists as Mircea Cantor, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Morris Louis. This unique building is home to many innovative and unusual exhibits and pieces of art. The museum's collection includes 4,000 paintings and 2,000 sculptures. Do not miss the sunken sculpture garden across Jefferson Drive. Auguste Rodin's Burghers of Calais is a must-see.