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In the greatest change to the Freer Gallery of Art since its opening, four new galleries open, and exhibitions change in two others. New galleries in the western end of the building display Near Eastern and Indian art. Galleries in the eastern end of the building now display only Chinese art.


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Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1931. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1931, p. 56.

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March 15, 1931


  • Museum buildings
  • Art
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  • Exhibit openings
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  • Indian art
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Asian


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