If you want to see an unusual first of its kind art exhibit, go to the Freer / Sackler museum and see the Art of the Qu'ran. There are beautiful examples of Arabic calligraphy... read more
The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery...
The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art, which opened to the public in 1923, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which welcomed its first visitors in 1987. Together known as the Freer|Sackler, the museums are physically connected by an underground passageway and ideologically linked through the study, exhibition, and sheer love of Asian art.
Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation.