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Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Ranked #38 of 478 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: 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 are physically connected by an underground passageway and ideologically linked through the study, exhibition, and sheer love of Asian art. 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.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

This museum is the most recommendable. I have no chance to see art from Middle East in Japan. It was great to see many things from Middle East. TV was on whe way and explained history of Middle Eastern art. That was very helpful to understand.

Thank Harempercussion
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a great collection that allows for complete removal from the din of the Washington Mall as you descend to the quiet of the collection. Welcome respite from the many excellent western civilization of the other museums.

Thank LovetheBigIsland
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

The entrance is very nondescript but worth it. Seeing all the asian pieces and the setting itself is worth even a quick look around

Thank Lori O
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Freer and Sackler Galleries was an amazing experience. From the re-created neo-classical Peacock Room to the extensive collection of Asian art, we were truly impressed by the vastness of these collections. This was the first of the galleries we visited in DC, and I would not trade that experience for the world. Watching my son, born in Korea, view artifacts from his homeland was an awe inspiring experience in and of itself. I would highly recommend this for any parent who believes that providing art education to their children is a priority.

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Peacock room is the main attraction of the Freer Museum. It has been shipped and reassembled a couple of times. The features are simply gorgeous. The metro is across the street so easy to get there. The rest of the museum has several other artifacts etc which are very interesting. However the beauty of the Peacock Room is the main attraction. You are allowed to take photos but no flash. Enjoy.

Thank Martin R
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