[VIRTUAL] Docent-led Tour of Peacock Room and American Art at the Freer Gallery
This tour is limited to Harvard Club Members and their guests.
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 4:30 - 5:30pm ET
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Freer Gallery of Art founder Charles Lang Freer did not only acquire diverse holdings of Asian art; he also assembled outstanding examples of American art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today, the Freer Gallery of Art houses the world’s largest collection of works by James McNeill Whistler, including his famed Peacock Room. Also represented in the American art collection are Thomas Dewing, Dwight Tryon, and Abbott Thayer, among others. Participants in this tour will compare and contrast American masterpieces with select Asian artworks, as Freer intended audiences to do more than a century ago.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, are located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Committed to preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting exemplary works of art, the National Museum of Asian Art addresses broad questions about culture, identity, and the contemporary world. The museum cares for exceptional collections of Asian art, with more than 45,000 objects dating from the Neolithic period to today and originating from the ancient Near East to China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Islamic world. Nearly a century old, the Freer Gallery of Art also holds a significant group of American works of art largely dating to the late nineteenth century. It houses the world’s largest collection of diverse works by James McNeill Whistler, including the famed Peacock Room.
Fee: Harvard Club Members and their Guests