Freer's Global Network: Artists, Collectors, and Dealers

October 15, 2022 – Ongoing
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Charles Lang Freer: Charles Lang Freer Papers, FSA.A.01 Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer, 1906

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

Gallery 9

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This exhibition looks closely at the interconnected web of artists, dealers, and collectors who helped shape the Freer Gallery of Art’s collection amid the shifting political and economic environment of the early twentieth century. Learn about some of the fascinating characters who played instrumental roles in museum founder Charles Lang Freer’s global network, including art dealers Bunkio Matsuki and Dikran Kelekian, collector Agnes Meyer, and artist Mary Chase Perry Stratton. The captivating display of objects in this gallery, which includes American paintings and stoneware, Japanese ceramics, ancient Chinese bronzes, and Near Eastern pottery, illustrates that network in operation.