Today in Smithsonian History: April 15, 1912

April 15, 1912 In a first preview of the Freer Gallery of Art collections, 175 pieces, out of the more than 4,000 comprising the collection, are exhibited in one of the great halls of the Natural History Building. The American art side of the exhibition includes paintings by James McNeill Whistler, Thomas W. Dewing, Dwight W. Tryan, Abbott H. Thayer and Winslow Homer. The Asian art on display includes Japanese paintings of the 16th to the 19th centuries; Chinese paintings, bronzes and sculptures; pottery from China, Japan, Korea, Persia and Mesopotamia; and glass specimens from Egypt.

Posted: 15 April 2017
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