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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  • August 3, 2017
    This small gallery contains a lot of masterpieces. You'll have a lovely time exploring them all. Beautiful display space. Nice way to spend an hour or two.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    The gallery is mostly underground so it is easy to miss in the gardens behinds the Smithsonian castle. Mainly Asian works with rotating exhibits. Great gift shop.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    The entire Freer Gallery of Art is alwasy worth a visit, but the main attraction for is is the amazing James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room. This whimsical treat is always a highlight.  more »

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