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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...more
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It was more than 5 years ago when I last visited these 2 Galleries so I decided to visit them again. It is a very short walk from the Metro Station called, SMITHSONIAN STATION ( Orange, Blue and Silver Lines).
The FREER GALLERY OF ART...More
I had told the door guard as we walked in, I am somewhat disappointed with want I have seen with art galleries today. He said, "you won't be here, go to room 10-14."
Oh my goodness, to my surprise...The talent of years past. How did...More
First of all, the Freer is next door (and connected with a lower level passageway...) to the Sackler Gallery of Art...which also routinely has wonderful and interesting exhibits.
Yesterday, in fact, we initially visited the Sackler to see the Photography exhibit by 7 Iranian women...More
You’d be forgiven for not guessing that there are two separate galleries here, but the maps given out will let you know which one you are in. We came because the New York Review of Books had a recent article about an enormous portrait of...More
Although the holdings of these two galleries would arguably be better off displayed as one, fully integrated, collection they nonetheless represent one of the best collections of Asian art that I have ever seen. I am particularly interested in Iran and was stunned at the...More
We saw the Buddhist special exhibit. It was very good, with a whole Tibetan buddhist room set up with sound effects of monks chanting. Very eerie but sounded so authentic. Wandered around and saw the Peacock room with beautiful blue and white pottery and the...More
This is one of the most serenely beautiful museums that I've visited. I talk with many people who have visited the mall many times and have never bothered to visit the Freer-Sackler. Why? Not to short change the rest of the collection, but the Japanese...More