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Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, DC 20013
+1 202-633-1000
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The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art, which opened to the public in 1923, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which welcomed its first visitors in 1987. Together known as the Freer|Sackler, the museums are physically connected by an underground passageway and ideologically linked through the study, exhibition, and sheer love of Asian art. Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation.
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1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, DC 20013
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All the exhibits in both museums are overwhelmingly beautiful but nothing matches James NcNeill Whistler’s masterpiece of interior decorative mural : The Peacock Room in the Freer

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this museum. It's so serene and wonderful. The peacock room is terrific. Sometimes it's great to sit by the garden it's lovely and peaceful. There's always something meditative about this museum. If you appreciate Asia are you should make your way over here.

Thank Frances W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You could make a day out of seeing the Smithsonian's different buildings and exhibits. The Freer building was full of Asian inspired art and artefacts.

Thank Angel J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very concise and well presented collection of antiquarian. objects with a very friendly and helpful receptionist Thank you very much

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly Asian art. However, Freer an industrialist from Detroit also collected and left behind for us to see a wonderful collection of American artists. You’ll recognize the work of Whistler.

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Asian artifacts, ceramics, screens are first class but for me the Whistler paintings and those of Sargent, Dewing and others as well made for a wonderful "impressionist like" experience. And then there is the Immersive experience of the Peacock Room, with a history worth...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the best art museum in the United States. it is all accessible and is never too overcrowded. Love that they have kept these museums free. Go when school children are less likely to be there.

Thank Heidi O
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to view the Buddha exhibition. I knew about this exhibition for a while but finally had the chance to explore it this time. The exhibition is excellent and provides a 101 lesson into the...More

Thank Tom T
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The Freer Gallery contains gems and their docents are well versed in the objects that are displayed. It's a great place to spend a couple of hours and immerse oneself in the beauty of Asia.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Where to begin in this amazing place? Let’s start with Charles Lang Freer who made a fortune, retired early, started an art collection, started a museum (the first art museum on the National Mall), died and left the museum his amazing collection where you can...More

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CChlu
2 March 2018|
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Response from vahanning | Reviewed this property |
You can walk in anytime . We were not on a tour but found the information desk very helpful
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Liliana D
5 August 2015|
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Response from FS-staff | Property representative |
As a Smithsonian museum, the Freer|Sackler is always free!
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