Freer Gallery Closes for Renovation

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Summary

The Freer Gallery of Art closes for renovation for a year and a half. The changes include modernizing climate-control systems and infrastructure, modifying gallery spaces to reflect the original vision for the museum, improving the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium, and updating storage and conservation areas. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery remains open during the renovations.

Subject

  • Meyer, Agnes E
  • Meyer, Eugene
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Freer Gallery of Art Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery News Release, "Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art to Close January 2016 for Major Renovations: Exhibitions, Collections and Programs Continue at Sackler Gallery and Online," February 11, 2015.
  • SI Email Announcement, "Freer Gallery of Art to Close January 2016 for Major Renovations," February 12, 2015.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

January 4, 2016

Topic

  • Storage
  • Museum buildings
  • Art muesums
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Buildings
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Art museums
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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