Exhibition for U.S. Bicentennial Opens at Freer

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A special exhibition for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, "Arts of Asia at the Time of American Independence" opens at the Freer Gallery. The exhibition includes ninety artworks from the reign of Chinese Emperor Ch'ien-lung (the Qianlong Emperor), the Edo Period in Japan, the Mughal Period in India, the Safavid Period in Iran, and the Ottoman Period in Turkey. James Robinson, staff member at the Freer Gallery, organizes the exhibition.


  • Robinson, James 1946-
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Bicentennial of the American Revolution
  • Arts of Asia at the Time of American Independence (Exhibition) (1975-1976: Freer Gallery of Art)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


"Major Exhibitions Opened in Busy Fall Season at SI." The Smithsonian Torch (December 1975): 1-3.

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


December 15, 1975


  • Art, Mogul
  • Anniversaries
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Art, Asian
  • Art, Japanese
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Islamic
  • Art, Iranian
  • Indian art


Washington (D.C.)

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