Freer Gallery of Art

July 25, 2021 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

As a lover of art museums, I have spent much of the month of July exploring the various exhibitions in the Smithsonian art museums. The photographs in this blog post are of artwork from the Freer Gallery, a fairly small museum that is not as heavily frequented as DC's larger National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery, but is nonetheless equally awe-inspiring and enjoyable. The focus of this museum is on Asian art, though it does include some American works as well. Below is a brief overview of the exhibitions in the Freer Gallery as written on the website.


The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Freer Gallery houses one of the premier collections of Asian art, with objects dating from Neolithic times to the early 20th century, as well as the world's most important collection of works by James McNeill Whistler.


Chinese paintings, Indian sculpture; Islamic painting and metalware; Japanese lacquer; Korean ceramics; American art from the late 19th-century aesthetic movement; Whistler's Peacock Room.

Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent

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