FGA Closes for Construction

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The Freer Gallery of Art closes for major construction that will provide underground access between the Freer and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The project will triple the Freer space for art conservation and technical study, increase its collection storage facilities by 70 percent, and offer greater access to visitors with mobility impairments.


  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Freer Gallery of Art


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," September 1988, p. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "Robert McC. Adams Chronology."

Contact information

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


September 6, 1988


  • Museum buildings
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Buildings
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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