美国国立亚洲艺术博物馆 The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art


美国国立亚洲艺术博物馆 The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art


亚洲艺术博物馆

华盛顿的弗瑞尔美术馆(The Freer Gallery of Art)和赛克勒博物馆(The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)合称为“美国国立亚洲艺术博物馆”,位于国家大草坪中段的南边,独立大道以北(1050 Independence Avenue )。这座艺术博物馆的珍藏绝大多数是实业家弗瑞尔和医学家赛克勒捐赠的。两个馆的地下展厅有通道相连。

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery form the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums of Asian art in the United States. The Freer and Sackler galleries house the largest Asian art research library in the country and contains art from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Islamic world, the ancient Near East, and ancient Egypt, as well as a significant collection of American art. The gallery is located on the south side of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the physically connected Sackler Gallery. The museum is open 364 days a year (being closed on Christmas), and is administered by a single staff with the Sackler Gallery.

The Freer houses over 26,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history from the Neolithic to modern eras. The collections include ancient Egyptian stone sculpture and wooden objects, ancient Near Eastern ceramics and metalware, Chinese paintings and ceramics, Korean pottery and porcelain, Japanese folding screens, Persian manuscripts, and Buddhist sculpture. In addition to Asian art, the Freer also contains the famous Peacock Room by American artist James McNeill Whistler which serves as the centerpiece to the Freer’s American art collection.

The museum offers free tours to the public and presents a full schedule events for the public including films, lectures, symposia, concerts, performances, and discussions. Over 11,000 objects from the Freer|Sackler collections are fully searchable and available online. The Freer was also featured in the Google Art Project, which offers online viewers close-up views of selected items from the Freer.

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