Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director.

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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- .

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Agency History. Record 227000

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Role Title Holding Repository
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) corporateBody
associatedWith Beach, Milo Cleveland. person
associatedWith Dehejia, Vidya. person
associatedWith Freer Gallery of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Lawton, Thomas, 1931- person
associatedWith Lodge, John Ellerton, 1876-1942 person
associatedWith Pope, John Alexander, 1906- person
associatedWith Raby, Julian person
associatedWith Stern, Harold P. person
associatedWith Wenley, A. G. 1898-1962 person
associatedWith Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Museum directors

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Active 1920

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