Freer Gallery Reopens after Renovation

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The Freer Gallery of Art reopens on May 9, 1993, its 70th anniversary, after a four-and-a-half-year renovation and expansion. The reopening was marked with two new books, "Freer: A Legacy of Art" on the founder Charles Lang Freer, and "The Princess and the Peacocks," a childrens book on the creation of the Peacock Room.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Freer Gallery of Art Peacock Room


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1993. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, p. 42.

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May 9, 1993


  • Anniversaries
  • Books and reading
  • Art museums
  • Openings
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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