First Freer Exhibit Opens

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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.


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


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • "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,


April 15, 1912


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

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