Freer Gallery of Art

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Jefferson Ave SW (12th St SW)
Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-1000
Art Museum, Art Gallery
Mon–Sun: 10:00 AM–5:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Don't miss the Peacock Room. On every third Thursday of the month from 12-5:30, we open the windows so you can catch the subtleties of Whistlers work that are only visible in natural sunlight
  • Coinciding with the G8 Summit in 2005, President G.W. Bush launched his Malaria Initiative with the goal of preventing 50% of malarial deaths in 15 of the worst-hit countries.
  • Contains 25k works of art that span almost 6k years. Most popular work is The Peacock Room which upon its unveiling led the original room's designer to become mentally unstable. Full history via<LINK>
  • Peacock Room. Controversial art by James McNeill Whistler. When patron refused to pay Whistler added silver shillings at peacocks feet to symbolize frugality. Full work history via<LINK>
  • Make sure to spend some time in the court yard
  • Breathtaking. The displays are awesome. Never enough time to give each piece the viewing it deserved. The Peacock Room alone is mesmerizing.
  • Did you know? President Theodore Roosevelt was a life-long supporter of the Smithsonian Institute and was instrumental in the founding of the Freer Gallery of Art.
  • Love it because it's never super packed with tourists. The courtyard is pretty gorgeous as well. One of my favorite museums
  • you must see the peacock room! what a treat!
  • Great (free) film series!!
  • Free Entry :)
  • Do not miss Whistler's etchings of Venice in the basememt level.
  • Don't overlook this museum! The Japanese Rinpa screens, Chinese bronzes, Islamic ceramics and Indian statuettes are breathtaking. You can come for The Peacock Room but the Asian art is well worth it.
  • Beautiful arts from every part of planet
  • Loved the immersive experience of the Peacock Room.
  • The peacock room!
  • Wait for a Third Thursday event to see the Peacock Room with the shutters open
  • The Whistler's are all impressive but especially the Peacock room
  • Not sure what's better about the Freer, the great collection of Asian art or the fact that tourists seemingly like to avoid it.
  • Free entry, worth visiting for the Peacock room and the brilliant garden. Wonderful collection of Asian and Islamic art.

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