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

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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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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 Freer/Sackler has collections of alluring, predominantly Asian art. I went on a Monday morning in October. There were only a few people in the galleries, enhancing the tranquility of this beautiful museum. A must-visit, if you have any interest in Asian art.

Thank Fran727
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Very nice museum and love the Asian theme. Very carefully laid out and east to see exhibits. The lighting was awesome and the colors spectacular.

Thank R84W
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The lady that greeted us upon entry was very helpful in helping us see the highlights of the museums. I initially had only wanted to see the peacock room based on other reviews - but there was so much more interesting things to see. My...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are two museums interconnected underground, both devoted to Asian art. The Freer Gallery features one of the premier collections of Asian art, with objects dating from Neolithic times to the early 20th century, as...More

Thank Lou-Pukamerouka
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The big draw for us was Whistler's Peacock Room - definitely impressive. The museum houses Asian pottery, lots of jade objects, and some statues. A large amount of Buddhist art. There's an outside courtyard in the center where you can sit. The museum is a...More

Thank Audrey G
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

You have two (2) separate galleries (buildings) inter connected, in the most complicated way possible, poor signs directing guests, and the map is not very helpful either. You will spend more time up & down stairs or elevators, walking down long empty hallways, to find...More

Thank IslandFeedback
Reviewed August 2, 2018

I was so excited when I found this museum. They have artifacts from all over Asia and from many different time periods. The Peacock Room is beautiful! All the staff were friendly and very helpful. Their gift shop is also great!

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed July 26, 2018

The Freer exhibits art from many eras from all over Asia. It's very interesting. They have tours. Their labels are helpful.

Thank TammySue88
Reviewed July 17, 2018

An extremely well laid out Museum with very unique and scarce exhibits from the Asian region highlighting various religious facets including Buddhism as peculiar to major countries of the region. An ideal place to feel relaxed in a cool environment with substantial education on regions...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018

I visit Washington DC at least once a month and the Sacker & Freeer Galleries are my favorites. Last week I found an exhibition on Buddah which was amazing. Overall the galleries have a small but extremely selective collection of very fine South Asian and...More

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Laurie K
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Paul E | Reviewed this property |
Please refer to the other reply. We take the Metro into DC or UBER around from our hotel.
June 21, 2018|
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Response from groupwww | Reviewed this property |
You can walk through the museum in two hours but you’ll want to come back. If you can allot about 4 hours you’ll be glad you did (NOT including any stops at the gift shop).
March 1, 2018|
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Response from vahanning | Reviewed this property |
You can walk in anytime . We were not on a tour but found the information desk very helpful