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Freer Gallery of Art

Freer Gallery of Art

Art Museum and Art Gallery
Southwest Washington, Washington
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  • Jennifer N.
    "Loved the immersive experience of the Peacock Room."(16 Tips)
    Smithsonian
    "subtleties of Whistler’s work"(6 Tips)
    Hilary T.
    "Third Thursday event to see the Peacock Room with the shutters"(2 Tips)
    Chip D.
    "... when they open the shutters."(2 Tips)
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  • Sofia C.
    Sofia CaseDecember 31, 2015
    Don't overlook this museum! The Japanese Rinpa screens, Chinese bronzes, Islamic ceramics and Indian statuettes are breathtaking. You can come for The Peacock Room but the Asian art is well worth it.
    Upvoted Feb 13
  • Smithsonian
    SmithsonianJune 7, 2012
    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
    Upvoted Dec 28, 2016
  • 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
  • Chip D.
    Chip D.July 19, 2012
    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.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 30, 2014
    Free entry, worth visiting for the Peacock room and the brilliant garden. Wonderful collection of Asian and Islamic art.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursJune 16, 2013
    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
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 23, 2011
    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
  • CJ
    CJApril 5, 2014
    Breathtaking. The displays are awesome. Never enough time to give each piece the viewing it deserved. The Peacock Room alone is mesmerizing.
  • Vashti J.
    Vashti JMarch 6, 2011
    Love it because it's never super packed with tourists. The courtyard is pretty gorgeous as well. One of my favorite museums
  • kathleen w.
    kathleen watsonDecember 1, 2013
    Peacock Room was great-not to miss. Enjoyed the portraits and the intricacies of Whistler's sketches.
  • H I.
    H IJanuary 3, 2013
    Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the KSA runs till Feb 24, 2013. Open 10 - 5:30PM daily. Admission: Free
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyFebruary 8, 2015
    Not sure what's better about the Freer, the great collection of Asian art or the fact that tourists seemingly like to avoid it.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RussoApril 2, 2012
    The peacock room is spectacular. Make sure you dial 202 747 3462 for audio tour on your cell. It's free!
  • Kenley F.
    Kenley FarmerApril 4, 2013
    Yep, as everyone else said, the peacock room is not to be missed.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HanenJanuary 2, 2016
    Do not miss Whistler's etchings of Venice in the basememt level.
  • John O.
    John OlsenMay 20, 2015
    The Whistler's are all impressive but especially the Peacock room
  • Hilary T.
    Hilary TomenyMay 30, 2015
    Wait for a Third Thursday event to see the Peacock Room with the shutters open
  • Peter H.
    Peter HoApril 25, 2013
    The Peacock Room is under natural light every 3rd Thursday
  • Dimka P.
    Dimka PronikDecember 24, 2015
    Beautiful arts from every part of planet
  • Mark P.
    Mark PDecember 30, 2011
    See the hands rolls of fliers, birds, insects by Qian Xyan. 4 of them, delicate study of nature...
  • Jennifer N.
    Loved the immersive experience of the Peacock Room.
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieSeptember 7, 2013
    The courtyard here is an excellent spot for reflection.
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesFebruary 1, 2011
    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.
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki WestNovember 26, 2011
    Go to the courtyard during fall, absolutely breathtaking.
  • Imani D.
    Imani DSeptember 26, 2014
    Great international films
  • Laureen O.
    Laureen OngOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the free films on Friday nights/Sunday afternoons.
  • Garth M.
    Garth MooreOctober 15, 2011
    The most quiet museum on the Mall--serene, peaceful.
  • Ambular I.
    Ambular IlligAugust 7, 2012
    I really just love the architecture of this building!
  • Scott E.
    Scott EichingerNovember 6, 2010
    you must see the peacock room! what a treat!
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaJuly 18, 2015
    The peacock room!
  • Tad
    TadSeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great (free) film series!!
  • Ethan L.
    Ethan LyonMay 7, 2010
    Make sure to spend some time in the court yard
  • Kristine G.
    Kristine GagerFebruary 10, 2010
    One of the best museums in the city Read more
  • David S.
    David SoberalAugust 2, 2012
    Enjoy the pics
  • hly
    hlyAugust 13, 2014
    Kucuk bi muze.
  • aldy p.
    aldy ponggawaNovember 12, 2010
    bs liat macem2 disini...ada lukisan..patung dll
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