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Freer Renovation: What's Happening?

We are closing the Freer on January 4, 2016, and reopening in 2017 for long-needed upgrades to our infrastructure. The renovation also is an opportunity to re-present our collections and to improve the visitor experience throughout the museum.

Keep the Connection

The Sackler remains open to present not-to-be-missed special exhibitions, and events are held both in the museum and at venues throughout the DC area. You can explore the full Freer|Sackler collections through our digital offerings:

  • Open|FS, a searchable database of our world-class holdings (more than 40,000 objects)
  • The Google Art Project, a virtual replication of the Freer featuring masterpieces in stunning detail
  • Free apps on the Peacock Room and our Korean collection
  • The Freer|Sackler Bookshelf, stocked with dozens of our digitized publications on Asian and American art
  • A forthcoming online catalogue showcasing our collection of Chinese jades

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A Note from the Director

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Upcoming Events

The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.