Museum  February 28, 2018  Martha Steger

9 Must-See Things at the Freer Gallery of Art

Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art

The Northeast Corner of the Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery of Art

The Freer Gallery of Art’s reopening in mid-October 2017 following 18-months’ refurbishment, called attention to the Smithsonian’s first art museum, opened in 1923. Together with its sister museum, the adjacent Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which joined the Freer in 1987, their ancient and modern Asian treasures have made connections between Asia, America and the rest of the world. Among the Freer’s primarily Asian collections is a noted one by American artist James McNeill Whistler, covered below, in #2.

The Freer Gallery of Art Courtyard at Night
Courtesy the Smithsonian


 

The Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery of Art
Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art
Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as the Goddess Parvati
Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art
Dish with design of dragons and clouds
Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art


 

Boy Viewing Mount Fuji, Hokusai
Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art
Sheep and Goat Scroll
Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art
Ayyubid period Canteen
Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art
Shapur plate
Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art
Waves at Matsushima, by Tawaraya Sotatsu
Courtesy Freer Gallery of Art

The Freer Sackler is open every day from 10-5:30. Find out more at http://archive.asia.si.edu/

About the Author

Martha Steger

Martha Steger is a Midlothian, Virginia–based freelance writer. She received the second-place award in the category of Arts & Entertainment in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2017 Communications Contest.

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