Passage Between Freer and Sackler Opens

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The underground passageway between the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery officially opens. Milo Beach, director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, leads staff members through the new space. The passageway, which will permit the transportation of art between the galleries, is part of an extensive renovation of the Freer Gallery of Art and a reorganization of departments between the two sister institutions.


  • Beach, Milo Cleveland
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Bliss, Susan. "Happy Homecoming at Freer Gallery." The Smithsonian Torch (February 1992): 1.

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


December 19, 1991


  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Openings
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  • Personnel management
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Employees
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  • Reorganizations
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Art museum directors
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