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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  • The Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery are combined in one via under ground tunnels. While the Freer has the obvious entrance and typical National Mall museum facade, the Sackler is housed under the ne...  more »
  • This is the Museum of East Asian art located in Washington, DC. Interior is luxurious, many Asian sculptures and paintings are exhibited. Was used in the 3 museums.
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  • I came to see the Qur’an exhibit that is currently on display through February 20, 2017. This is the first of its kind in the U.S. to have a collection showing these fascinating royal treasures. The I...  more »