Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Row 1

1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-1000
Art Museum
Mon–Sun: 10:00 AM–5:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Xu Bing's suspended sculpture, "Monkeys Grasping for the Moon," is a must-see. Don't miss the Chinese jade collection either! -- Green Guide Editor
  • The hanging monkeys near the entrance are amazing.
  • The geometric staircase is art unto itself.
  • Underground tunnel connects Freer & Sackler Galleries, creating one comprehensive collection of Chinese jades, bronzes, & ceramics; Japanese art; Islamic religious artifacts; Korean paintings...
  • Bldg designed by Jean Paul Carlhian. Inside are works that date back as far as 5000 B.C.E. Most popular item is Taj Mahal Emerald which weighs 141.13 carats. Full site history via<LINK>
  • Everything in the gift shop is currently 75% off. Asian style posters for $1.25 each. Mini prints for 10 cents. Can't beat that.
  • Paintings and sculptures are a fantastic representation of oriental art.
  • The Peacock Room Remix is really well done. Very jarring and dissonant compared to the original
  • Amazing collection of Asian artwork arranged elegantly and informatively.
  • Wonderful museum. Yoga exhibit is fascinating!
  • One of the most impressive galleries yet.
  • no flash photography, please!
  • don't let the guards catch you using flash photography!
  • Every Sunday during the summer the gallery host free movies directed by Asian directors. Go early and explore the Buddhist exhibit in the basement and the gorgeous Peacock Room
  • Go to the sackler museum and see "In the Realm of the Buddha" after that meditate on all the good karma you've just earned