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Freer Gallery of Art

Freer Gallery of Art

Art Museum and Art Gallery · Southwest Washington
Jefferson Ave SW (12th St SW), Washington, D.C. 20560, United States
Open until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
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The Freer and Sackler Galleries form the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art in Washington, DC. SI Terms of Use:


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    Jennifer N.
    "Loved the immersive experience of the Peacock Room."(15 Tips)
    "subtleties of Whistler’s work"(5 Tips)
    "Underground tunnel connects the Freer & Sackler Galleries"(2 Tips)
    Hilary T.
    "Third Thursday event to see the Peacock Room with the shutters"(2 Tips)
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  • Jennifer N.

    Loved the immersive experience of the Peacock Room.

  • Jessica P.

    The peacock room!

  • Hilary T.

    Wait for a Third Thursday event to see the Peacock Room with the shutters open

    Hilary Tomeny · May 30
  • John O.

    The Whistler's are all impressive but especially the Peacock room

    John Olsen · May 20
  • MisterEastlake

    There is no longer a gift shop in the Freer Gallery of Art. Try the Sackler :(

    MisterEastlake · March 5
  • Steven A.

    Not sure what's better about the Freer, the great collection of Asian art or the fact that tourists seemingly like to avoid it.

    Steven Androphy · February 8
  • Chris t.

    Free entry, worth visiting for the Peacock room and the brilliant garden. Wonderful collection of Asian and Islamic art.

    Chris the vegetarian · December 30, 2014
  • Imani D.

    Great international films

    Imani D · September 26, 2014
  • CJ

    Breathtaking. The displays are awesome. Never enough time to give each piece the viewing it deserved. The Peacock Room alone is mesmerizing.

    CJ · April 5, 2014
  • kathleen w.

    Peacock Room was great-not to miss. Enjoyed the portraits and the intricacies of Whistler's sketches.

    kathleen watson · December 1, 2013
  • Ross G.

    The courtyard here is an excellent spot for reflection.

    Ross Guthrie · September 7, 2013

    Underground tunnel connects the Freer & Sackler Galleries, creating one comprehensive collection of Chinese jades, bronzes, & ceramics; Japanese art; Islamic religious artifacts; Korean paintings... Read more · June 27, 2013
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Peacock Room. Controversial art by James McNeill Whistler. When patron refused to pay Whistler added silver shillings at peacock’s feet to symbolize frugality. Full work history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · June 16, 2013
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Contains 25k works of art that span almost 6k years. Most popular work is The Peacock Room which upon its unveiling led the original room's designer to become mentally unstable. Full history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · May 27, 2013
  • Peter H.

    The Peacock Room is under natural light every 3rd Thursday

    Peter Ho · April 25, 2013
  • Kenley F.

    Yep, as everyone else said, the peacock room is not to be missed.

    Kenley Farmer · April 4, 2013
  • Huda I.

    Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the KSA runs till Feb 24, 2013. Open 10 - 5:30PM daily. Admission: Free

    Huda I · January 3, 2013
  • Laureen O.

    Check out the free films on Friday nights/Sunday afternoons.

    Laureen Ong · October 5, 2012
  • Ambular I.

    I really just love the architecture of this building!

    Ambular Illig · August 7, 2012
  • David S.

    Enjoy the pics

    David Soberal · August 2, 2012
  • Chip D.

    Focused on breadth more than depth, given its size, the Chinese & Japanese collections are nonetheless solid. Check out the Peacock Room on the appointed Thursday when they open the shutters.

    Chip D. · July 19, 2012
  • Smithsonian

    Don't miss the Peacock Room. On every third Thursday of the month from 12-5:30, we open the windows so you can catch the subtleties of Whistler’s work that are only visible in natural sunlight

    Smithsonian · June 7, 2012
  • Sarah R.

    The peacock room is spectacular. Make sure you dial 202 747 3462 for audio tour on your cell. It's free!

    Sarah Russo · April 2, 2012
  • Mark P.

    See the hands rolls of fliers, birds, insects by Qian Xyan. 4 of them, delicate study of nature...

    Mark P · December 30, 2011
  • OurTripVideos

    NCBF Anime Marathon Cosplay Contest - Pictures Read more

    OurTripVideos · December 10, 2011
  • Nikki W.

    Go to the courtyard during fall, absolutely breathtaking.

    Nikki West · November 26, 2011
  • Garth M.

    The most quiet museum on the Mall--serene, peaceful.

    Garth Moore · October 15, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? President Theodore Roosevelt was a life-long supporter of the Smithsonian Institute and was instrumental in the founding of the Freer Gallery of Art. Read more

    K12 Inc · June 23, 2011
  • Vashti J.

    Love it because it's never super packed with tourists. The courtyard is pretty gorgeous as well. One of my favorite museums

    Vashti J · March 6, 2011
  • Presidential Libraries

    Coinciding with the G8 Summit in 2005, President G.W. Bush launched his Malaria Initiative with the goal of preventing 50% of malarial deaths in 15 of the worst-hit countries.

    Presidential Libraries · February 1, 2011
  • Scott E.

    you must see the peacock room! what a treat!

    Scott Eichinger · November 6, 2010
  • Tad

    Great (free) film series!!

    Tad · September 17, 2010
  • Ethan L.

    Make sure to spend some time in the court yard

    Ethan Lyon · May 7, 2010
  • Kristine G.

    One of the best museums in the city Read more

    Kristine Gager · February 10, 2010
  • hly

    Kucuk bi muze.

    hly · August 13, 2014
  • aldy p.

    bs liat macem2 disini...ada lukisan..patung dll

    aldy ponggawa · November 12, 2010

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