John E. Lodge Appointed Freer Director

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John Ellerton Lodge (1876-1942) is appointed director of the Freer Gallery of Art. He came from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where he was the curator of the department of Chinese and Japanese art.


  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Freer Gallery of Art


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1921. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1922, p. 26.

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December 1920


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