Sweet Silent Thought: Whistler's Interiors

August 20, 2011 – August 19, 2012

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Ground Floor Floor Plan

Reading, music, reverie, and studio practice were recurring themes in James McNeill Whistler's work throughout his career. Using Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room as a central image, this small-scale exhibition examines these themes as depicted within aesthetic spaces. Also featured are the artist's works on paper from the late 1850s through the early 1890s, highlighting Whistler’s creative development from Realism to Aestheticism.