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Freer and Sackler Galleries

Washington, United States

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. Both are physically connected by an underground passageway and ideologically linked through the study, exhibition, and sheer love of Asian art. In addition, the Freer Gallery contains an important collection of nineteenth century American art punctuated by James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, perhaps one of the earliest (and certainly one of the most controversial) art installations on record.

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Freer|Sackler: The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art

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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560
USA
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