Say Goodbye to the Freer!

SOURCE: Smithsonian Institution

Freer Renovation: What’s Happening?

We are closing the Freer Gallery from January 4, 2016, through 2017 for long-needed upgrades to our infrastructure. The renovation also is an opportunity to re-present our collections and to improve the visitor experience throughout the museums. The Sackler Gallery will remain open and as dynamic as ever, with events held both in the museum and at venues throughout the DC area.

Don’t miss special events celebrating the Freer before its brief hiatus!

The remaining Peacock Room shutter openings
The final days to tour the Freer galleries on January 2 and 3, with tours, masks, and more
Experience artistic connections possible only between our two Galleries:

the Freer’s Rinpa exhibitions and the Sackler’s Sōtatsu: Making Waves
the Freer’s Peacock Room and the Sackler’s Peacock Room REMIX
the Freer’s ancient Egyptian art and the Sackler’s Perspectives: Lara Baladi, a contemporary take on Egypt

See treasures in the Freer before the gallery closes for renovation! Tour staff’s favorites and share pictures of your own with #freersackler. Don a mask and a Peacock Room tattoo, and pose for pictures with Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler. Plus, relive the evolution of the Smithsonian’s first art museum with a video timeline of the Freer Gallery’s history.

Remember: While the Freer is closed, the Sackler remains open and as dynamic as ever. Learn more:

Venue Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art

Event Location Freer

Cost Free.

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