Freer Gallery Of Art130 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2026331000
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Library
Freer Gallery of Artis a charming and stunning art gallery in the destination known for its great architecture and scintillating art. The place is the largest Asian art research library in the whole country and it houses art from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Islamic world. So visit the destination and get to see some of the best art pieces from around the globe and be mesmerised by its beauty.
Freer Gallery Of Art Travel Tips
- The Freer is closed for renovation, reopening in 2017. The Sackler is open and as dynamic as ever, with exhibitions and events in the museum and around town.
- Storage areas are closed during 2016.
How to Reach Freer Gallery Of Art
- Take the subway from Smithsonian Station.
- Take a bus from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 12TH ST SW wb.
- Take a taxi or rental to the destination.
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Freer Gallery Of Art Reviews & Ratings
A charming and inspiring museum of Asian art. The permanent exhibits tend to be small, but we'll chosen, with a few representative pieces from different traditions rather than an extensive collection. The exhibit "Encountering the Buddha" did a good job of showing off and explaining different aspects and interpretations of a vast religious tradition. The monkeys reaching for the moon sculpture cuts across all floors of the museum in a creative and pleasing way. The museum, as a Smithsonian, is free, and well worth a few hours of your time. It is connected via underground passage to the Sackler gallery and the museum of African Art.
The Sackler gallery is a wonderful space, remarkably quiet given its location on the Mall. The selection of art, sculptures, and installations is fascinating. The pieces are nicely curated with background information adjacent to each item. The Buddhist exhibits are well worth a visit on their own. In general I would say bring a packed lunch and drinks with you. This part of DC is entirely devoid of good quality reasonably priced food and drink.
We enjoyed this museum the most. This is not your typical gallery of portraits and sculptures. The artists were inspired by cultural rituals and necessities and its wonderfully displayed in their work. Well worth a couple hours to examine the exhibits and absorb the spirit of their art.
This museum looks small from the outside but spans 3 more stories underground. It's filled with beautiful and thought provoking exhibits and is well worth your time. Also, if you go to the bottom floor, you can seamlessly move through connected space to the museum next door, the Smithsonian Museum of African Art.
One of the many outstanding Smithsonian museums in DC. The Buddha exhibit is awesome. They always have awesome exhibits and stuff you rarely see anywhere else. Gift shop is very cool too.