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Freer Gallery
Jefferson Drive at 12th St. SW
Telephone: 202.633.4880
Admission: Free
Museum Hours: Open daily 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Closed December 25

The Freer is a museum of Asian art with objects dating from Neolithic times to the early 20th century. The gallery also houses works by 19th- and early 20th-century American, including the world's most important collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. "Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, " Whistler's only existing interior design scheme, is permanently installed here. An underground exhibition gallery connects the building to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, also a museum of Asian art at the Smithsonian.

Highlights: Chinese Paintings, Japanese lacquer, Indian manuscripts, Korean ceramics, Islamic metalware

Text by The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
© Copyright Thaddeus O. Cooper 1996-2004