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The Peacock Room Comes to America

Once an opulent dining room in London and then a private exhibition space in Detroit, James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room is now a treasure of the Freer Gallery of Art. This is an unprecedented panorama of the empty Peacock Room. The Chinese blue-and-white ceramics that enlivened its shelves were temporarily removed in preparation for the exhibition The Peacock Room Comes to America on view through 2015. The room is now filled with more than 250 ceramics that museum founder Charles Lang Freer collected on his travels to Egypt, Iran, Japan, China, and Korea. Step back in time to 1908, and see the Peacock Room as never before.

View the Peacock Room panorama:

Photo: Neil Greentree


As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.