Saturday, November 17, 2012

More from My Days Off — Freer Gallery of Art

One of the lesser know museums at the Smithsonian is the Freer Gallery of Art:

The Freer houses over 25,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history, including but not limited to ancient Egyptian stone sculpture and wooden objects, ancient Near Eastern ceramics and metalware, Chinese paintings and ceramics, Korean pottery and porcelain, Japanese folding screens, Persian manuscripts, and Buddhist sculpture. Collections span from the Neolithic to modern eras. Over 11,000 objects from the Freer|Sackler collections are now fully searchable and available online.

It is a great museum. Has a really great collection and is just a fun museum to go to in part because there are not a huge number of people in it. It also gives you access to the Sackler Gallery as well.

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