Freer and Sackler Galleries

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery constitute the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art. Objects date from Neolithic times to the early 20th century, with works ranging from decorative arts to bronze bells, ancient sculpture, religious art, scrollwork, and more. Groups can see Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist artwork; as well as the Peacock Room, a historic interior that has showcased Asian ceramics since it belonged to Frederick Leyland in 1876. The room now has part of Freer’s collection of ceramics from Syria, Iran, Japan, China, and Korea.

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Hrs: Daily 10AM-5:30PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Freer and Sackler Galleries

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery constitute the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art. Objects date from Neolithic times to the early 20th century, with works ranging from decorative arts to bronze bells, ancient sculpture, religious art, scrollwork, and more. Groups can see Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist artwork; as well as the Peacock Room, a historic interior that has showcased Asian ceramics since it belonged to Frederick Leyland in 1876. The room now has part of Freer’s collection of ceramics from Syria, Iran, Japan, China, and Korea.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10AM-5:30PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Freer and Sackler Galleries

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery constitute the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art. Objects date from Neolithic times to the early 20th century, with works ranging from decorative arts to bronze bells, ancient sculpture, religious art, scrollwork, and more. Groups can see Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist artwork; as well as the Peacock Room, a historic interior that has showcased Asian ceramics since it belonged to Frederick Leyland in 1876. The room now has part of Freer’s collection of ceramics from Syria, Iran, Japan, China, and Korea.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10AM-5:30PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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