Freer Art Gallery Tour: Discover Exotic art from America, Egypt, China, Japan, South Asia and the Islamic World
Join us on your own or with friends to discover and explore fascinating artwork including some of the world's most important holdings of Asian art.

Event Date

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Event Address

Smithsonian Castle (Institution Building)
1000 Jefferson Dr SW

Washington DC 20560

Requested Attire

Please wear comfortable attire for walking.

Event Description

Join us for a tour of the Freer Gallery of Art to discover the world's most ancient and exotic art as you meet ICDC Members and make new friends. Attend on your own or with friends for a fascinating afternoon of discovery as you learn about the culture and heritage of distant lands as you explore the treasures of the Freer Gallery.

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery contain some of the most important holdings of Asian art in the world. In addition, the Freer Gallery boasts exemplary examples of late-nineteenth-century works of American landscape and portraiture by James McNeill Whistler and his contemporaries. The collection includes: American, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Arts of the Islamic World, Biblical Manuscripts, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian. Our tour will primarily focus on the Japanese, American and Indian galleries with other areas of the gallery covered by request, based on the pace of the group.

Space is limited so please make your reservations early. The cost of the tour is used to cover the operational expenses of the International Club of DC and is not related to the Freer Gallery of Art.  


  $19.00 - Tour of the Freer Gallery for ICDC members:
Join us on your own or with friends to discover and explore fascinating artwork including some of the world's most important holdings of Asian art.

Event Agenda (May change)

Please arrive at the designated meeting location at the Smithsonian Castle ON TIME. We will proceed to the tour 5 minutes afterwards. We encourage you to arrive at the Smithsonian Castle well in advance of the meeting time so you can enjoy a snack at the Smithsonian Castle Cafe.

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Please note that we meet inside the entrance to the Smithsonian Castle and NOT at the Freer Gallery. We will proceed for the tour as a group from the Smithsonian Castle. This allows you the opportunity to arrive at the Smithsonian Castle prior to the meeting time designated above for breakfast or a snack.

We will start the tour on time so PLEASE make sure that you arrive at the designated meeting location on time. Kindly note that we are not responsible for locating you if you arrive late or at a location other than the designated meeting location.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.