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Summary

  • The Freer Gallery of Art offers courses in Asian art for students at local universities and colleges to make up for a lack of Asian art history in their curriculum. In the spring semester of 1983, students come to the Freer Gallery's storage rooms and labs every Wednesday to study the Freer's collection. Classes are taught by Marilyn Wong Fu, coordinator and visiting assistant professor of the East Asian Art Program.
  • Thomas Lawton, director of the Freer, and Richard Louie, assistant director, suggested the program to John P. Whalen, executive director of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The program, which began in the spring of 1982, is partially funded by a $125,000, three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Subject

  • Lawton, Thomas 1931-
  • Louie, Richard
  • Fu, Marilyn Wong
  • Whalen, John P
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Bliss, Susan. "Freer: Providing a Laboratory for Local College Students." The Smithsonian Torch (June 1983): 2.

Contact information

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

Date

Spring 1983

Topic

  • Education
  • Art
  • College teachers
  • Research grants
  • Art muesums
  • Art in education
  • Museums
  • Universities and colleges
  • Students
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Art, Asian
  • Education--Museums
  • Art museums
  • Art museum directors
  • Museum directors
  • Museums--Educational aspects

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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