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Explore the Freer Gallery of Art and other renowned museums around the world with Art Project. In this virtual environment, Google technologies enable visitors to stroll the halls of Versailles, study objects in the Hermitage, or gaze at Van Gogh’s Starry Night and other masterpieces in stunning detail.

To capture the Freer’s unique spirit, Google technicians employed gigapixel imaging to delve into the details of American artist James McNeill Whistler’s painting The Princess from the Land of Porcelain. This work hangs above the mantel in Whistler’s iconic example of Asian-inspired art at the Freer: the Peacock Room. Both the painting and the room embody our mission to illuminate points of contact between Western and Asian artistic traditions. High-resolution images of other works in the collections are also on view in the Art Project.

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detail from the Princess in the Land of Porcelain, featured in gigapixel imaging at the Art Project by Google

Get here quick! The Freer Gallery closes for renovation on January 4, 2016, so we can better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler Gallery remains open and as dynamic as ever. Check out asia.si.edu/future to learn more and plan your trip.