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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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Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed 2 days ago

the peacock room was beautiful but I expdcially love the older art collections from the middle east.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank koabug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought this gallery was really interesting. Make sure you look at the statutes as they are really intricate with a lot of designs that are hard to see from a distance. The Peacock room is a must see. We would strike up conversations with the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five stars doesn’t seem quite enough! Due to time pressures, we spent only one hour here. It was not enough by a long way. I think I could have spent the whole day. From wooden Japanese warrior statues to a charming monkey sculpture, to an...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jacqui F
Reviewed August 12, 2019

The Freer Sackler museum, which is part of the Smithsonian, had a fantastic exhibit of China's Forbidden City.The exhibit closed in late June 2019. Located in the center of Beijing,The Forbidden City (City) encompassed the 1644-1912 time period. It consisted of nearly a 1000 buildings,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Very well laid out and displays well lit when required. Detail of the descriptions were informative. Even though there were a number of people there it did not feel crowded or rushed. James MacNeil Whistler art exhibit was spectacular (for those who don’t know, Famous...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tom W
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

These exhibits are amazing and do an excellent job covering a wide range of geographies. We were able to go over both museums in five hours and were very satisfied when done.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank X7938SZmariaf
Reviewed August 2, 2019

My last visit to the Freer was easily 10 years ago, so I was delighted for the opportunity to go back during our recent trip to DC. It's a very manageable size with a lovely collection and the Peacock Room is a feast for the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kurt W
Reviewed July 29, 2019

This gallery always offers very interesting and superb expositions. They have 2 or 3 at the same time. It takes a lot of time to just see and admire one! So don't be overwhelmed by seeing one at a time and coming back later, if...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PuckPasha
Reviewed July 20, 2019

I love this museum, both for it's fantastic Asian art and that it's relative peace and sanity compared to the cacophony of other more popular museums across the mall.

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Taowalker221b | 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