88. Freer Gallery of Art
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.
1200 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington DC, 20560
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