The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Freer Gallery houses one of the premier collections of Asian art, with objects dating from Neolithic times to the early 20th century, as well as the world's most important collection of works by James McNeill Whistler.
The Freer is currently closed for renovation until October 14, 2017. However, our entire collection is available digitally on Open F|S. The Freer | Sackler continue to offer public programs at off-site locations. Check the events schedule. The exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan remains on view in the International Gallery.
Chinese paintings, Indian sculpture, Islamic painting and metalware, Japanese lacquer, Korean ceramics, Whistler’s Peacock Room.