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The Freer is closed for renovation, allowing us to better present our art and serve our visitors, and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open and as dynamic as ever.

During the renovation, films and performances are held both at the museum and at venues throughout the DC area. Visit asia.si.edu/events for full descriptions, schedule updates, and admission policies.


Around the Smithsonian
Free and open to the public. Admission is first-come, first-served. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before show time.

National Museum of American History, Warner Bros. Theater
Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium
10th St and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20560

S. Dillon Ripley Center, International Gallery
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC 20560

Around Town

Embassy of France - La Maison Fran├žaise
4101 Reservoir Road
NW Washington, DC 20007
Free registration required.

Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540

The Jerusalem Fund
2425 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
Admission is first-come, first-served. Auditorium doors open 30 minutes before show time.

Members of the Friends of the Freer|Sackler may reserve a limited number of free tickets to designated public programs by contacting the membership manager.


All Smithsonian Events


Miss a concert? Want to revisit a favorite performance? Check out our podcasts for recordings from a selection of previous performances at the Freer Gallery.

As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.