Peacock Room

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.

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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.