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

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

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Naina-Damani wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom1,042 contributions242 helpful votes
The Freer Gallery houses one of the premier collections of Asian art with magnificent statues of Buddhas and objects. It has glorious colourful gardens and located on the National Mall.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Nina S wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York76 contributions44 helpful votes
Hokusai is best known for his woodblock print "The Wave" but Freer, whose personal collection established the Freer Gallery disdained woodblock prints and focused on paintings, screens and scrolls. It turns out that Hokusai produced wonderful paintings and scrolls over the course of his long lifetime. This is a marvelous show that will be at the Gallery until November 2020. Don't miss it. In addition while you are in the gallery make sure to see the Whistler Peacock Room - the original installation art! It is truly spectacular. And of course like all Smithsonian museums it is free.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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A H wrote a review Feb 2020
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Beautiful exhibit showing the before an after of three middle eastern cities since the Alcada and ISIS.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ChefandBaker wrote a review Jan 2020
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina408 contributions69 helpful votes
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This was a unexpected highlight of this trip. So many beautiful things to see and truly not enough time. Plan at least half a day to enjoy. And take time for lots of photos, you will not regret it. The Buddha exhibit was my favorite.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ralph P wrote a review Jan 2020
Columbia, Maryland125 contributions45 helpful votes
The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Currently the Sackler Gallery has a great exhibit running on the devastation of ISIS in Syria and Iraq where antiquities have been bombed to ruin. HUGE expanses of three cities are observed with "VR-like" videos that can be used in preparation for re-building; which will take hundreds of years. Very good exhibit!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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