Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC
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As the premier museums for Asian art in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery house significant collections of art from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Islamic world, the ancient Near East, and ancient Egypt. The two galleries are physically connected and located on the south side of the National Mall. The Freer Gallery, opened in 1923, also showcases a large collection of American art, including James McNeill Whistler's controversial Peacock Room. The buildings differ greatly in architecture, with the Freer building following a Classical style, while much of the Sackler Gallery--opened in 1987--is located underground. The latter's most well-known art includes works in ancient Chinese jades and bronzes. For Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and beyond, use our Washington DC family vacation planner to get the most from your Washington DC vacation.
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  • This museum was nicely put together.There were alot of artifacts from the east and mideastern counties, which was interesting to see how other people live and care for daily things. 
  • Set in European-inspired gardens with lots of seats, flowers, symmetrical designs and sparrows chirping, the beautifully designed Sackler Museum is a delight, the building itself, and the art it displ...  more »
  • All of the Smithsonian museums are large and beautiful. Get ready to walk and be charmed! Are one of the other side.
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