The Freer & Sackler Gallery houses the Smithsonian’s Asian art collection, including Japanese, Chinese, South Asian, Indian, and Islamic art. The museum is a journey along the Silk Road, but tie your camel outside! Inside you will find a peaceful, reflective environment, home to one of the world’s great collections of Asian art. The F&S website is an equally reflective environment full of beautiful images and insightful commentary. Much of the museum’s collection has been digitized and is viewable online by clicking the “Browse Artworks in this section” links, making it a great resource for art appreciation and analytic research.
The following is the main menu of the F&S site. Each of these primary pages has an inviting submenu of topics, resources, analyses, and online exhibitions. We have hot-linked each of these menu items to its relevant F&S page, to make it easy for you to begin exploring the Freer & Sackler Gallery.Some Freer & Sackler resources online:
To help you jumpstart your research, here are a few links that we
Freer & Sackler homepage:
Resources by geographic region:
Image Archive at the SIRIS Image Gallery:
In your explorations of the F&S site, if you find a page that you think is particularly helpful and insightful, contact us and we’ll add it to this list.
Disclaimer: Please know, I and my staff are not employed by any Smithsonian museum, and our explorations are not sponsored by them. We are independent educators, with no museum affiliations.