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Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: Tours & Tickets

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The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art, which opened to the public in 1923, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which welcomed its first visitors in 1987. Together known as the Freer|Sackler, the museums...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, the Freer is next door (and connected with a lower level passageway...) to the Sackler Gallery of Art...which also routinely has wonderful and interesting exhibits. Yesterday, in fact, we initially visited the Sackler to see the Photography exhibit by 7 Iranian women...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 1 week ago

You’d be forgiven for not guessing that there are two separate galleries here, but the maps given out will let you know which one you are in. We came because the New York Review of Books had a recent article about an enormous portrait of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the holdings of these two galleries would arguably be better off displayed as one, fully integrated, collection they nonetheless represent one of the best collections of Asian art that I have ever seen. I am particularly interested in Iran and was stunned at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the Buddhist special exhibit. It was very good, with a whole Tibetan buddhist room set up with sound effects of monks chanting. Very eerie but sounded so authentic. Wandered around and saw the Peacock room with beautiful blue and white pottery and the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank 3carol8888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most serenely beautiful museums that I've visited. I talk with many people who have visited the mall many times and have never bothered to visit the Freer-Sackler. Why? Not to short change the rest of the collection, but the Japanese...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the peacock room was beautiful but I expdcially love the older art collections from the middle east.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank koabug
Reviewed September 1, 2019

Thought this gallery was really interesting. Make sure you look at the statutes as they are really intricate with a lot of designs that are hard to see from a distance. The Peacock room is a must see. We would strike up conversations with the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed August 19, 2019

Five stars doesn’t seem quite enough! Due to time pressures, we spent only one hour here. It was not enough by a long way. I think I could have spent the whole day. From wooden Japanese warrior statues to a charming monkey sculpture, to an...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jacqui F
Reviewed August 12, 2019

The Freer Sackler museum, which is part of the Smithsonian, had a fantastic exhibit of China's Forbidden City.The exhibit closed in late June 2019. Located in the center of Beijing,The Forbidden City (City) encompassed the 1644-1912 time period. It consisted of nearly a 1000 buildings,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Very well laid out and displays well lit when required. Detail of the descriptions were informative. Even though there were a number of people there it did not feel crowded or rushed. James MacNeil Whistler art exhibit was spectacular (for those who don’t know, Famous...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tom W
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Response from Taowalker221b | Reviewed this property |
Please refer to the other reply. We take the Metro into DC or UBER around from our hotel.
June 21, 2018|
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Response from groupwww | Reviewed this property |
You can walk through the museum in two hours but you’ll want to come back. If you can allot about 4 hours you’ll be glad you did (NOT including any stops at the gift shop).
March 1, 2018|
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Response from vahanning | Reviewed this property |
You can walk in anytime . We were not on a tour but found the information desk very helpful