For Families & Educators

Families, teachers, and young learners can discover the Peacock Room with these digital resources.

  • Detail of portrait of Charles Lang Freer

    The Story of the Beautiful: Freer, Whistler, and Their Points of Contact

    To learn more about the Peacock Room’s dynamic history, visit The Story of the Beautiful, a major online resource created by the Freer Gallery of Art and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Digital recreations present the Peacock Room in Victorian London of the 1870s and in the United States in the early twentieth century. Learn more about the diverse Asian ceramics that Charles Lang Freer displayed on its shelves. Browse the collections and use the interactive timeline and map to discover chronological and geographical connections of cultural interchange.”

    View the Story of the Beautiful
  • detail, fighting peacocks in the Peacock Room

    Google Arts & Culture: A Brief History of the Peacock Room

    Follow the surprising 200 year journey of the Peacock Room, the renowned decorative interior by American artist James McNeill Whistler. Take a transatlantic journey from England to America and explore its evolution as it moved from private homes in London and Detroit to its ultimate destination at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art on the National Mall.

    View the Peacock Room on Google Arts & Culture