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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  • Backyard of the Castle boasts spectacular scenery. Later, take a rest for a while, sitting on a bench in the garden I went in this gallery. What to say in the freer Gallery of art gallery, also stated "between the Peacock picture"came from the country of the porcelain Princess"is famous for. In the world of the vessel Japan means porcelain ware, China. And porcelain in China should be Chinese princess and she is portrayed, but when seeing from eyes of Asians, a little discomfort that cannot help feeling. Chinese women from the Europe and America people's eyes was like this image might be.
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  • It's been awhile since we visited the Freer but its still an appealing place. The Whistler exhibit is thoughtfully done with modern touches. Loved the Afghanistan exhibit and chance to touch the woode...  more »
  • "The National African Museum of art next door and are connected by the underground. Asian countries in early Chinese art and Islamic cultural materials to work is the key. Collected include paintings and sculptures of antiques and ancient dynasties and Tibet and Japan, displayed the unique atmosphere. Flyer Gallery in the same area was like during your vacation.
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