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Freer Gallery of Art

   
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Two Distinct Galleries, One Perfect Venue


Freer Gallery of Art

 

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

  • Address
    • Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW
 
  • Address
    • 1050 Independence Avenue SW
  • Museum Capacity
    • Seated (rounds): 350
    • Standing: 500
 
  • Museum Capacity
    • Seated (rounds): 240
    • Standing: 500
  • Style
    • National Mall entrance
    • Palatial elegance
    • Classic Italian Renaissance
    • Sunlit and moonlit
    • Regal and refined
 
  • Style
    • Pavilion
    • Sublevel 1 lobby
    • Sleek and modern
    • Dramatic three-story stairwell
    • Skylights and reflecting pool
 
  • Size
    • 39,039 square feet
 
  • Size
    • 40,905 square feet
  • Objects in Collection
    • 24,057 | from China, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Central Asia, and Egypt
    • 1,708 | from the United States
 
  • Objects in Collection
    • 8,818 | from China, Japan, Korea, India, Iran, and South and Southeast Asia
  • Public Opening
    • May 9, 1923
 
  • Public Opening
    • September 28, 1987
  • Architectural Details
    • Two-level Italian Renaissance palazzo
    • Meyer Auditorium on ground floor
    • Eighteen galleries linked by four arched corridors
    • Central courtyard open to the sky, with walls of unpolished Tennessee white marble
    • Carnelian granite fountain
    • Bronze filigree on the doors and chandeliers
    • Exterior of pink granite quarried in Milford, Massachusetts
    • Interior walls of Indiana limestone
    • Floors of polished Tennessee marble
 
  • Architectural Details
    • Three-level subterranean gallery extending 57 feet below ground
    • 4,130-square-foot granite pavilion
    • Grand staircase and atrium
    • Angular skylights
    • Reflecting pool on bottom level
    • Granite walls
    • Underground exhibition space connecting to the Freer Gallery of Art

To learn more, please download the Freer and Sackler Special Events Brochure (PDF, 2.18MB).

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The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.