Freer Gallery of Art

About the Museum


The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art
The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art

The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art

Exterior View, Freer Gallery of Art
Colleen Dugan/Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur

Exterior View, Freer Gallery of Art

The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art

Loggia, Freer Gallery of Art

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The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art

Courtyard, Freer Gallery of Art

One of two Smithsonian museums dedicated to Asian art, The Freer Gallery of Art is famous for its large collection of works from China, Japan, Korea, India and Iran, ranging from the Neolithic period to the present day. Its holdings include paintings, ceramics, embroidered textiles, metalware and ceremonial objects. The Freer is also home to the world’s most important collection of work by James McNeill Whistler, including his famous Peacock Room, a masterpiece of Victorian decorative art.

Collection Highlights


James McNeill Whistler

Ponte del Piovan
Bowl with lid
Jizhou ware bottle
Incense burner
Wall hanging
Freer Gallery of Art: Collection Highlights

James McNeill Whistler

Ponte del Piovan, 1879-1880
etching on paper, 22.7 cm x 15.2 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer, Freer Gallery of Art
Bowl with lid, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century
stoneware with Jun-style glaze, 12.5 cm x 16.6 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer, Freer Gallery of Art
Jizhou ware bottle, Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368
stoneware with iron glaze splashed with ash glaze, 34.2 cm x 19.4 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer, Freer Gallery of Art
Incense burner, Qing dynasty, mid 17th-late 19th century
stoneware with iron wash and white, ivory, copper-green, and cobalt-blue glazes, Height: 108.1 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer, Freer Gallery of Art
Wall hanging, Qing dynasty, 19th century
satin, embroidered, 272 cm x 152.5 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer, Freer Gallery of Art
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