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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Director  Search this
Raby, Julian  Search this
Dehejia, Vidya  Search this
Pope, John Alexander 1906-1982  Search this
Stern, Harold P  Search this
Lawton, Thomas 1931-  Search this
Beach, Milo Cleveland  Search this
Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942  Search this
Wenley, A. G (Archibald Gibson) 1898-1962  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Mixed archival materials
Agency History
This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
"The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery,", July 17, 2001
The Director of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is responsible for administering a world-renowned collection of the arts of China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Near East, as well as a collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century American art, especially the works of James McNeill Whistler. The two galleries exhibit their holdings separately but have Director and staff in common.
The first Director was John Ellerton Lodge, 1920-1942, followed by Archibald Gibson Wenley, 1943-1962; John Alexander Pope, 1962-1971; Harold P. Stern, 1971-1977; Thomas Lawton, 1977-1987; Milo Cleveland Beach, 1987-2001; Vidya Dehejia (Acting Director), 2001-2002; and Julian Raby, 2002- .
For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Museum directors  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00303
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives