Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Title

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Description

Arthur M. Sackler donated his collection of Asian art and funds to build a new museum for the Smithsonian that bears his name. Opened in 1987, the Sackler Gallery is connected physically and thematically to the Freer Gallery by interpreting Asian art. Like the National Museum of African Art, the Sackler's exhibition space is primarily underground and was designed in a post-modern style. The Enid A. Haupt Gardens surround the Sackler in the Quadrangle behind the Castle.

Source

Library of Congress. View original.

Date

1982 (Founded)
1987 (Opened)

Coverage

Physical Description

This post-modern building appears smaller than a city block from the outside, with large galleries stretching out underground.

Type

Description

Arthur M. Sackler donated his collection of Asian art and funds to build a new museum for the Smithsonian that bears his name. Opened in 1987, the Sackler Gallery is connected physically and thematically to the Freer Gallery by interpreting Asian art. Like the National Museum of African Art, the Sackler's exhibition space is primarily underground and was designed in a post-modern style. The Enid A. Haupt Gardens surround the Sackler in the Quadrangle behind the Castle.

Creator

Jean Paul Carlihan

Date

1982 (Founded)

Coverage

1980-1999

Source

Library of Congress. View original.