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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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+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The entire Freer Gallery of Art is alwasy worth a visit, but the main attraction for is is the amazing James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room. This whimsical treat is always a highlight.

Thank writearts2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since my Design School days, this collection of Asian art has been one of my secret favorites. Be sure to see the 'Peacock Room'

Thank T8769CJdonnar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Washington D.C. Offers amazing day time adventures from galleries to monuments there's so much to see. What makes this one stand out is it's a little off the beaten path but there's and underground connection to the African American art museum so you can see...More

Thank blossom573
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There wasn't much to look at but the things that were there were quite interesting. The kids were not that impressed.

Thank GRWLR51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Touring the Smithsonian museums can become overwhelming in tourist seasons, because of the huge crowds. The Freer gallery has always been one of my favorite Smithsonian Museums. The Asian art is world class and the atmosphere is serene. As the crowds in D.C. have grown,...More

Thank Windcurrent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Web site simply gives Freer hours as though it is open! No joke! Signs in front and back of building simply say "ENTER THRU GARDEN,". THERE IS NO, REPEAT NO, GARDEN ENTRY TO THE FREER!! Althoughthere is a garden entrance to the Sackler...there is NO...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited the Freer and Sackler galleries, both of which are impressive. They are much less crowded than the larger museums, but well worth visiting!!

Thank NBradC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely and inspiring. The visiting exhibits in both were awesome! I would love to have some of those pieces in my home!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Posting this to let travelers know that the freer Gallery is under renovation. There are still a few interesting exhibits open, just don't expect the collection.

Thank SFCole
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A beautiful collection of Asian art and artifacts, that also has the most incredible rotating exhibits and touring exhibits. Serene space interior, well lit, easy to navigate, a great selection in their gift shop. Not to be missed is the splendid Enid Haupt gardens, which...More

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Liliana D
5 August 2015|
Response from FS-staff | Property representative |
As a Smithsonian museum, the Freer|Sackler is always free!