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Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Address: 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: +1 202-633-1000
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Description: The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the neighboring Freer Gallery of Art...
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the neighboring Freer Gallery of Art form the national museum of Asian art for the United States. As part of the Smithsonian Institution, the galleries are dedicated to advancing public knowledge about the arts and cultures of Asia through exhibitions, publications, research and education. The Sackler Gallery, located at 1050 Independence Avenue S.W., on the National Mall in Washington, is open every day except Dec. 25., from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and admission is free. 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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Nice museum, smaller crowds

I didn't make it to the Sackler Gallery, but the Freer was a time well spent. There is quite a collection of Whistler paintings and, of course, the Peacock Room. This museum in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I didn't make it to the Sackler Gallery, but the Freer was a time well spent. There is quite a collection of Whistler paintings and, of course, the Peacock Room. This museum in addition to the Asian art, includes many Egyptian pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This gem of a museum is too often overlooked by the visitor to DC with limited time, but do make an effort to visit this amazing venue on the south western edge of the National Mall. The collection of Korean celadon and Chinese ceramics is outstanding. But it is the reassembled Peacock Room designed by the American Painter James M.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I believe this museum contains the only original Da Vinci in the western hemisphere! What is great about this painting is that it illustrates the depth of his technique as oil was "new" for the period so the paint dried slower allowing more time for the artist to work with it...Da Vinci mastered quickly - brilliant!

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Check out the Peacock Room display. It is truly a wonderful array of ceramics from around the world. Loved seeing the Asian pieces. Only disappointment was the Japanese screens, just not as interesting as hoped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We loved it! There is s fantastic collection of objects from many parts of the world. It was amazing to see objects from Shang dynasty China, 14th century Egypt, ancient Egypt, India, Nepal, and Iran. If you like cultural studies or art history you will love it! So many of these pieces are in many of the art textbooks I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this amazing treasure! The backstory of the Peacock Room is fascinating . AS much as I enjoyed seeing the peacock room the Asian antiquities are also as beautiful and fascinating Korean Japanese and Chinese .Also . there was a dagger made in India where the handle was fashioned from a meteorite that fell out of the sky..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Every time I visit the Freer and Sackler galleries I am overwhelmed by the scope, range and magnificence of the collections. The Chinese porcelain rooms,the Buddhist art and Persian metal work are striking in their importance and magnificence. If you have never been please add them to your bucket list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited both the Freer and Sackler Galleries, enjoying the remarkable Asian art. Be sure to take in all the glory of the original Peacock Room followed by the edgy new Peacock Room Remix. Then grab a cab to- you won't believe it... The After Peacock Room cafe on a quiet neighborhood street in Georgetown. Unwind with beautiful teas and... More 

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Not real crowded like the National gallery of art Japanese, Chinese, & Korean art You can spend hours here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was really happy that we stopped in here. We didn't get a chance to see it all because each piece is so amazing that you can't just cruise by to the next thing. There are ancient Chinese artifacts that are thousands of years old, and beautiful pieces from Korea and Japan as well. The paintings on display were incredible... More 

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Address: Address: 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: +1 202-633-1000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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