Smithsonian's Freer Gallery to close in 2016 for renovations

February 11, 2015 4:55 PM

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One of the Smithsonian's museums devoted to Asian art will close next year for a major renovation.

The Freer Gallery of Art announced Wednesday that it will close to the public Jan. 4, 2016. It's expected to reopen in 2017. The renovations will begin this month behind the scenes to bring the museum's technology and infrastructure up to date.

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