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Freer Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Whistler's Birth

Catalog Data

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Curry, David Park  Search this
Sexton, George  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art Peacock Room  Search this
Date:
May 11, 1984
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Notes:
Bliss, Susan D. "A Friendship that Built a Fine Collection." The Smithsonian Torch (May 1984): 1, 3.
Summary:
The exhibition "James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art" opens. It celebrates the sesquicentennial of the American artist James McNeill Whistler's birth. The Freer Gallery exhibition also commemorates the relationship between Whistler and Charles Lang Freer, the collector who endowed the Freer Gallery of Art. 300 works from the Freer's collection, including Whistler's famous Peacock Room, are included in the exhibition. Chinese, Japanese, and American ceramics that complement Whistler's works and photographs of Whistler from the Freer Archives are also on display.
The exhibition is organized by David Park Curry, curator of American art at the Denver Art Museum. The installation is designed by architect George Sexton.
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Exhibit openings  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Benefactors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Archives  Search this
Anniversaries  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Architects  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14566