Arts

The Freer closes

Yesterday was the last day to see the Freer until sometime in late 2017, when it reopens after refurbishing. So no more Peacock Room or the outstanding collection of Asian Art for a while, but the adjoining Sackler Museum will still be open and the Freer is planning events at other locations. Here are photos from this weekend showing some of what we will be missing:
 

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The courtyard at the Freer

 
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Tigers, China, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 900 BCE

 
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Vase with four handles, Syria, ca. 1325

 
Maple leaves on a stream, Ikeda Koson, Japan, Edo period, 1856-1858
Maple leaves on a stream, Ikeda Koson, Japan, Edo period, 1856-1858

 
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Part of the Whistler collection

 
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Brass candlestick, Eastern Iran, 2nd half of 12th century

 
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Back hallway

 
And one thing we are unlikely to see after the refurbishing – a brass telephone nook.
 
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I'm a D.C. native, but have only been taking photos for about five years. Even in that time, I've seen so many changes in D.C., and am increasingly interested in photographing the things in D.C. that are temporary or may be demolished, and the people who interact with the city. When I'm not out photographing, I'm a web developer.