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. Add Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and other attractions to your Washington DC trip itinerary using our Washington DC trip website .
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  • Highly recommend attending a docent led tour who knows the collection to get more out of the stories behind the art work and artists. Learned more about the famous Peacock Room from a docent than just...  more »
  • The combined museums were a treat. The Peacock Room was breathtaking but there was so much more. Whistlers, Thayers and even a great Winslow Homer. The variety of Asian art blew me away. For example, ...  more »
  • I have wanted to come back here since I lived in the DC area in the 70s. The Peacock Room has been redone as Freer had it in his house. It is both vast in its collection of Asian art and intimate enou...  more »

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