Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of the National Museum of Asian Art


Subjects, Topics & Galleries
- Description (below)
- Freer Gallery
- Sackler Gallery
- Buddhist Shrine Collection
- Painting
- Sculpture
- Manuscripts
- Freer-Sackler Quick Guide
- Collections Main Page

'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.' (National Museum of Asian Art Home Page).

HAR Team 4-2003 [updated 2-2022]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).