88. Freer Gallery of Art

Posted at July 3, 2011 by 3 Comments

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It’s a little under the radar compared to the higher profile Smithsonian galleries, but the Freer Gallery of art is a great collection of Asian art and sculpture.

Take in the Buddhist sculptures, Japanese screens, and fairly extensive Indian art collection.

The Freer art Gallery is a bit off the beaten path so depending on when you go you’ll have entire rooms all to yourself.

Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art-Ceiling

Go for the art of course, but you’ll also enjoy the lovely architecture.  One word: Peacock room.  You’ll fully understand when you get there.

The National Museum of Asian Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C

While the Freer Sackler galleries are the main attraction you’ll enjoy the outside courtyard area as well.  Quite often you’ll find special events at the courtyard or inside the Freer gallery of art.

Note that the Freer and Sackler museum and gallery of art  is one of the smaller galleries in the Smithsonian collection.  I consider this a good thing: It’s not as overwhelming an experience and you’ll be able to slowly experience the art like it’s supposed to be enjoyed.

Have fun.

1200 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington DC, 20560

http://www.asia.si.edu/

Photo credit: Mr T in DC

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  3. Suehiko says:

    My son is just winding up his last mohnts of his year in Europe and he remarks on this very fact, over and over. In fact, when he was home at Christmas and he and I were out to dinner, after the table was cleared and we’d talked a while, I said let’s go. He look embarrassed and shocked, and said, did I offend you? I had no idea what he meant, and when we got outside he said he was so used to these 2 or 2 and a half hour lunches or dinners, where conversation is everything and everyone lingers. He wasn’t being pretentious he has just lived that way for mohnts in Paris, and he forgot about American turnover of tables and the fact that things are different here.There is so much to be said for the European way .

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