The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery form the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums of Asian art in the United States. The Freer and Sackler galleries house the largest Asian art research library in the country and contain art from throughout Asia, the Islamic world, the ancient Near East, and ancient Egypt, as well as a significant collection of American art.
The Freer houses over 26,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history from the Neolithic to modern eras. In addition to Asian art, the Freer also contains the famous Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (better known as The Peacock Room) by American artist James McNeill Whistler which serves as the centerpiece to the Freer’s American art collection.
The Freer-Sackler motto is “where Asia meets America.” Join us for a private, 60-90 minute guided tour of their beautiful and fascinating art collection. After our tour there will be an opportunity to visit several of the museum’s other exhibits on your/our own.
Registration: The tour is free. However, there is a $5.00 per person pre-registration fee, payable when you RSVP, with proceeds supporting our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit programs. Full refund if the event is cancelled, rescheduled, or if you change your online RSVP from “yes” to “no” at least 48 hours beforehand.
Weather: This event is indoors and will take place rain or shine.
Meeting Point: Meet inside of the Freer Gallery of Art’s National Mall entrance on Jefferson Drive at the information desk (please do not meet at any of the other Freer-Sackler entrances). We’ll have our traditional group “icebreaker” introductions and then proceed on our tour.
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