With its underground location well away from any daylight, one can escape the crowds and usually admire the Asian displays in hushed silence, and even get absorbed by them. I did just that with the colorful, 19th century paintings of depictions of Bhudda and his disciples, by Japan's Kano Kazunobu. This coincides with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and blooms around the Tidal Basin. The Sackler is a low-volume museum focusing on different types of Asian art, beautifully displayed. A great place to let yourself meditate and contemplate.