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Summary

In a first preview of the Freer Gallery of Art collections, 175 pieces out of the more than 4,000 are exhibited in one of the great halls of the new U.S. National Museum Building. The exhibition lasts until June 15.

Subject

  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • "Biographical Outline: Charles Lang Freer, Founder of the Freer Gallery of Art," Smithsonian Institution, Dec. 1, 1992, prepared by the Freer Gallery of Art.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1912, p. 34

Contact information

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

Date

April 15, 1912

Topic

  • Art
  • Art, Oriental
  • Inaugural Exhibitions
  • Exhibitions
  • History
  • Art--History
  • Art objects

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