North Wall of the Peacock Room in the Freer Gallery of Art

Freer Gallery of Art

Historic images of the Freer Gallery of Artfounded by Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919). The museum of Asian art opened to the public on May 9, 1923. The Freer is an Italian Renaissance-style building designed by American architect and landscape planner Charles A. Platt (1861-1933). The collection includes art from China, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Central Asia.