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Art from Japan's Edo period pays a visit to the National Mall this spring.
Sackler Gallery
Art from Japan's Edo period pays a visit to the National Mall this spring.

(March 10-July 8) Turning Japanese
Japan’s Edo Period ran from the early 17th century to the middle of the 19th and it was a good time for the arts. The ruling shoguns placed a great emphasis on creative expression, including everything from puppet theater to woodblock prints. The National Mall will host three major exhibitions of masterworks by top Edo-period artists this spring, beginning with Masters of Mercy: Buddha’s Amazing Disciples, opening Saturday at the Sackler Gallery. Five-hundred of Buddha’s closest friends are depicted performing miraculous acts of compassion through early July.

(March 9-April 8) QuestFest’s visual theater
QuestFest kicks off today. The visual theater festival brings a month’s worth of performances that promise to transcend cultural and language divides to a number of stages in Baltimore and Washington.

(March 9) Battleship Potemkin
It didn’t win an Academy Award for Best Picture or anything, but Battleship Potemkin keeps the silent film resurgence alive tonight at The Kennedy Center. Russian naval officers commit mutiny in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 effort. The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra provides a live score.

Music: “Simple Simon” by Dot

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