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Having an annual average of almost a million visitors, the Freer Gallery of Art abides by its mission statement of the Smithsonian which is to increase and diffuse knowledge through exhibitions, research and publications. The freer is home to a wide collection of art from the Mediterranean, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Muslim world, the ancient Near East and ancient Egypt and as well as American Art.

The freer offers the public over 25 thousand objects 6 thousand years of history including ancient Egyptian stone sculpture and wooden objects, ancient Near Eastern Ceramics and metalware, Chinese paintings and ceramics, Korean pottery and porcelain, Japanese Byobu, Persian manuscripts and Buddhist sculpture. The museum?s collections measures from the Neolithic to the modern era.

The Museum was built with an Italian-Renaissance-style gallery made in granite and marble which was inspired by Charles Lang Freer?s visits to palazzos in Italy and was designed by the American Architect Charles A. Platt. The gallery was opened to the public in 1923 as the first Smithsonian museum dedicated to the fine arts.
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