Smithsonian Spotlight: Peacock Room
Spend an evening in James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, residing in the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery, and learn of the bitter feud it spawned. What began as a makeover story from the turn of the century soon became a battle of wounded pride, revenge, and a clash between commerce and art.
Whistler's Interior Design
The Peacock Room ignited a bitter feud, and became so famous, it was moved walls and all, across the Atlantic, where it now resides in the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery.