Visit the Room

Blue-and-White Plate

Freer, Whistler, & Their Points of Contact tells the story through three panoramas, representing three stagings of the Peacock Room at the National Museum of Asian Art.

Explore the installation as it looked in Detroit in 1908 (The Peacock Room Comes to America) and in London in 1876 (The Peacock Room, 1993-2011). The newest installation (The Peacock Room in Blue and White), in which blue-and-white Chinese porcelain fills the room, is an effort to reflect the intention of the room’s original owner Frederick Leyland with the help of a commission of modern-day ceramics. Use the virtual tours to look at the room and its contents. Then use the map and timeline features to learn more about the places and faces associated with the Peacock Room and its "stories of the beautiful."