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Description of Pictures: The previous day, I had gotten a Facebook notice that one of my groups -- "Smithsonian's Freer..." (Facebook truncated the title) -- had changed its name. I went to visit the museum to ask questions.
Someone at the desk said the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery used to be known as "Freer | Sackler" under the slogan "Where America Meets Asia". Now the combined museums were being called the "National Museum of Asian Art" but they still exist as two separate museums. The URL for the museums is http://asia.si.edu
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Wikipedia Description: Freer Gallery of Art
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The Freer Gallery of Art is the Smithsonian Institution's museum of East Asian art, including art from East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), South Asia (India), and southeast Asia, as well as American art. The Freer is one of two galleries of the National Museum of Asian Art, the other being the Sackler Gallery. It opened to the general public in 1923. It is located on the south side of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Visitor favorites include Chinese ceramics and Chinese paintings, Korean Ceramics, and Korean pottery, Japanese folding screens, Indian and Persian manuscripts, and Buddhist sculpture from various regions and time periods. The artwork of the gallery ranges from Neolithic to modern, with multitudes of painted art mostly from the Song Dynasty,Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty of China.
The gallery was founded by Charles Lang Freer (1854–1919), a railroad-car manufacturer from Detroit who gave to the United States his collections and funds for a building to house them. The Italian-Renaissance-style gallery, constructed in granite and marble, was designed by American architect Charles A. Platt. When the gallery opened to the public in 1923, it was the first Smithsonian museum for fine arts. In subsequent years, the collections have grown through gifts and purchases to nearly triple the size of Freer's bequest.
A highlight of the Whistler holdings is the Peacock Room, a dining room that was once part of a London townhouse. In 1876, Whistler lavishly decorated the room with a blue and gold peacock design. After the owner's death, the room was purchased in toto and brought to the United States and permanently installed in the Freer Gallery.
The adjoining Arthur M. Sackler Gallery was opened in 1987 to house a gift of some 1,000 works of Asian art from Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913–1987), a research physician and medical publisher from New York City. Among the highlights of his ...More...
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
three trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
That's it so far!
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.