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Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Freer Gallery of Art - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Freer Gallery of Art
1050 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20013Map
+1 202 633 1000
Neighborhood: National Mall
Overview

One of two Smithsonian museums that feature Asian art, the Freer Gallery houses more than 26,000 works from all points of the Asian continent, including China, Japan, Korea and India. These works include Asian porcelains, Japanese screens and Islamic art. The works of American artists influenced by the Orient are also featured. The most spectacular of these is James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, designed for a British shipping magnate and moved to the United States from London in 1904. The Sackler Gallery is interconnected with this gallery via underground exhibition space and houses an impressive collection of Chinese paintings, ceramics and jades.

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Freer Gallery of Art General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Smithsonian
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