The Newsletter 70 Spring 2015

Envisioning journeys through Asia

The Smithsonian

By transforming personal journeys and distant places into familiar routes and iconic destinations, images depicting travel reveal and shape ideas about beauty, culture and foreign lands. Featuring more than 100 works created over five centuries, the objects exhibited in The Traveler’s Eye are by travelers, artists, photographers and scholars who recorded actual journeys, as well as imagined voyages, to and across Asia. Curated by seven experts, the objects range from masterpieces of Asian art to quirky souvenirs – woodblock prints, ink paintings and art photography, to archaeological drawings, vintage postcards and diaries.