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Freer House National and Local News

American Bungalow Magazine (Sumer 2018): Charles Lang Freer An American Success Stroy - by Douglas J. Forsyth

Creating A Harmonious Environment: An Art Collector's Garden - by David C. Michener, University of Michigan 

Art Connection - Detroit and Freer (May 2017) - by Yuriko Kuchiki (with English translation) Japan Business Society of Detroit Monthly Magazine Views

Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America (2018): Charles Lang Freer and Japanese Ceramics - by Louise Allison Cort

Crains Detroit Business (September 11,2015) - by Kirk Pinho

Fine Art Connoisseur (January/February 2015): Whistler, Freer, and Their Living Legacy - by Peter Trippi

Wayne State (Winter 2015) Full Circle: Biography of James McNeill Whistler Connects the Dots Between the Artist, Detroit - By Jim McFarlin

Freer House News

Winter 2020, Year End Report

Winter 2019, Year End Report

Winter 2018, Year End Report
​​​• In Memory of Thomas W. Brunk, PhD (1949-2018)
• Restoration Projects
• Public Education Programs
• The Garden Revitalization Project

Summer 2018, Garden Revitalization Project Completed
​​​• Freer House courtyard garden has been completed
• Japanese garden lantern replica installation
• Freer House garden dedication party

Spring 2016
• Freer's "Points of Contact" with Korea
• Freer and Sackler Gallery Makes First Group Visit to Detroit

Fall 2105
• Documenting an Art-filled Life

Spring 2015
• Hecker Mansion Joins Freer House as Wayne State Treasure
• A Quarter Century Labor of Love: Hecker Mansion Restoration
• Visitors Connect with Freer House Past, Present and Future

Spring 2014
Samurai, the Kano School, and a New Tryon Reproduction
The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920

Winter 2013
Interest in Freer House Expands and Deepens

Spring 2013
Bringing Freer's Garden Back to Life

Spring 2012
"Painting with Pottery" Explains Odd Piece in Freer Collection

Fall 2011
Vision of Freer House Future Comes Into Focus

Spring 2011
Freer House Pulses with Music, Art and Drama

Fall 2010
Freer House Shines Bright in National Spotlight

Spring 2010
Charles Lang Freer House

Freer House Reports

Freer House Report: Summer 2014
• Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson Visits Freer House 
• New Tryon Reproduction Painting Installed
• Alex Vertikoff Photographs Freer House
• Freer and Japan Lecture Draws a Large Crowd
• Author of a New Biography on Whistler Visits the Freer House

Freer House Annual Report: September 2012 - August 2013 
• Freer Symposium
• Whistler Gallery Restoration Plan
• Garden Revitalization Plan
• Harmony in Design:  Freer and Wilson Eyre, Jr. Lecture
• Heels Over Head:  Freer and Indian Art Lecture
• NHK Visit to Freer House

Freer House Annual Report: October 2010 - September 2011
• Dedication of Historically Appropriate Cedar Shake Roof
• Initiation of Interpretation Plan
• Freer and the Art of Japan Lecture
• Freer Furniture Documentation Project

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