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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Freer Gallery of Art

Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Freer Gallery of Art

The Freer Gallery of Art is a museum of the Smithsonian Institution focusing on Asian art. The Freer and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery together form the Smithsonian’s national museums of Asian art in the United States. The Freer contains art from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Islamic world, the ancient Near East, and ancient Egypt, as well as a significant collection of American art.

The Freer Gallery of Art has a collection of over 26,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history. The collections include ancient Egyptian, ancient Near Eastern, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, and Buddhist. In addition to Asian art, the Freer also contains many of James McNeill Whistler works as part of the Freer’s American art collection.

The gallery is located on the south side of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., contiguous with the Sackler Gallery.

Highlights of the Freer Gallery of Art

Freer Gallery of Art

  • Name:                  Freer Gallery of Art
  • City:                      Washington, D.C.
  • Country:               United States
  • Established:         1923
  • Location:             1050 Independence Avenue, Washington, D.C.

A Tour of Washington, D.C. Museums

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“The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States.”
– Norm Dicks

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