Plan your trip: The Freer is closed for renovation, allowing us to better present our art and serve our visitors, and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open and as dynamic as ever, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around town.
The Freer|Sackler is home to some of the world's most important holdings of Asian art. The Freer also boasts exemplary late nineteenth-century works by James McNeill Whistler and his American contemporaries. The Sackler is host to contemporary art from Asia as well as international loan exhibitions.Our entire collection is available digitally on Open F|S.
Looking to see a specific work of art? If it's not on view in the galleries, you may need to make special arrangements. Please review Researcher Access to the Collection for more information.
ONLINE CATALOGUEThe World of the Japanese Book marks the initial phase of an ongoing project to make all of the volumes available online.
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World War II Era Provenance Project, 1933–1945
Cultural Property in the Museum Environment
ChigusaA humble jar widely revered as an icon of Japanese tea culture has been acquired by the Freer Gallery. More information »
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More than 40,000 objects from our collection are available online.
area overviewsAmerican Art
Ancient Egyptian Art
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Arts of the Islamic World
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The Freer Study CollectionEstablished in 1923, this collection is available to visiting scholars and students.
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Researcher Access to the CollectionsObjects in our storage areas are available for serious study during normal working hours by appointment. Learn More »