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Resources for Educators


Online Guides

Look to our online guides for:

  • Introductions to the arts and cultures we represent
  • Information on the objects in our collections
  • Classroom activities and lesson plans

Visit the Explore and Learn page to research topics by area.


Classroom Activity

How to “Read” a Chinese Hand Scroll

scrollUse this printable full-color image of a Freer artwork in your classroom. The image is accompanied by a brief, lively commentary that provides context and avenues for further discovery.

Educator Resource (PDF, 5.9 MB)

Educator Resource: Sōtatsu's Waves at Matsushima

sotatsuUse this printable full-color image of a Freer artwork in your classroom. The image is accompanied by a brief, lively commentary that provides context and avenues for further discovery.

Educator Resource (PDF, 664 KB)


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.