The Smithsonian's exhibition, The Peacock Room Comes to America, with Freer's collection of asian pottery.

The Smithsonian's exhibition, The Peacock Room Comes to America, with Freer's collection of asian pottery.

See the Peacock Room in a whole new light. Visit on the third Thursday of each month from 12-5:30 when the shutters of Whistler’s “harmony in blue and gold” are open. A flood of natural light turns the Peacock Room into a glowing jewel of blue, green, and gold tones. http://www.asia.si.edu/events/allevents.asp?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D113484020%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D#/?i=1 F1904.61

See the Peacock Room in a whole new light. Visit on the third Thursday of each month from 12-5:30 when the shutters of Whistler’s “harmony in blue and gold” are open. A flood of natural light turns the Peacock Room into a glowing jewel of blue, green, and gold tones. http://www.asia.si.edu/events/allevents.asp?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D113484020%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D#/?i=1 F1904.61

Museums Dining Tours Family Hidden Gems Want to play tourist in Washington—or take around out-of-town guests—but feel like you've seen everything? Chances are you haven't. Here are little-known finds: fascinating museums, fun tours, gorgeous gardens, under-the-radar restaurants, and more....

Hidden Gems 2014: Dining

Museums Dining Tours Family Hidden Gems Want to play tourist in Washington—or take around out-of-town guests—but feel like you've seen everything? Chances are you haven't. Here are little-known finds: fascinating museums, fun tours, gorgeous gardens, under-the-radar restaurants, and more....

Whistler's Peacock Room. One of my absolute favorite decorative works of art ever :)

Whistler's Peacock Room. One of my absolute favorite decorative works of art ever :)

Corner of Peacock Room, Kangxi Porcelain and gilt decorated leather walls, by Whistler. (Click photo to read article.)

Corner of Peacock Room, Kangxi Porcelain and gilt decorated leather walls, by Whistler. (Click photo to read article.)

peacock detail. Peacock Room Comes to America. Installation. Freer/Sackler. Smithsonian. Washington DC. Photo by Neil Greentree

peacock detail. Peacock Room Comes to America. Installation. Freer/Sackler. Smithsonian. Washington DC. Photo by Neil Greentree

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