Turkeys may be the star of Thanksgiving, but at #FreerSackler, it’s always about the peacock. Spread your wings and take our quiz to see whether you’re a turkey or a true-blue #FreerSackler peacock.
#1. How many peacocks actually appear in James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room?
#2. True or false: Live peacocks once roamed free in the Freer Gallery.
#3. This image shows the famous mural inside the Peacock Room entitled “Art and Money: or The Story of the Room.” These peacocks are said to represent Whistler and his patron, Frederick Leyland, battling over the artist’s bill. Which peacock is Leyland and which is Whistler?
#4. The fighting peacocks representing Whistler and Leyland have paste gemstone eyes. What type of gemstones are they?
#5. What virtual #FreerSackler program focused on the Peacock Room earlier this year?
#6. What is the full title of the masterpiece we call the Peacock Room?
#7. The peacock is the national bird of what country featured at #FreerSackler?
#8. Both turkeys and peacocks are considered particularly aggressive birds. If a turkey and a peacock were to fight, which bird would win?
Shake those tail feathers! You’re a peacock.
Strut like the beautiful bird you are and make sure everyone knows you’re a Freer and Sackler expert! Just be careful you don’t get too (pea)cocky!
Gobble gobble. Looks like you’re a turkey.
But don’t be in a fowl mood, feathered friend–there’s a reason you tough birds are the Thanksgiving mascot. Try again!