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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.

American Art Museum, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20004

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
7th Street and Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20024

National Museum of American History, Warner Brothers Theater
14th Street and Constitution Avenue 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
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tickets are $13 for the general public and $9.50 for AFI members.

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

National Gallery of Art East Building Large Auditorium
4th Street and Constitution Ave. NW
Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)
1150 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Free registration required.

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.


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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.