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Sackler at 25

In 2012, we salute the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery for twenty-five years of memorable adventures in Asian art and culture. Throughout the year, we hope to inspire you with exhibitions and programs that celebrate the Sackler legacy and collections and signal new directions for the museum's future. Proceeds from the 25th Anniversary Gala will benefit the Contemporary Asian Art endowment.

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Roads of Arabia


Arabian Autumn

Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

November 17, 2012–February 24, 2013

Perspectives: Ai Weiwei

May 12, 2012–April 7, 2013

Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne al-Ani

August 25, 2012–February 10, 2013
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Contemporary Art at the Sackler

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.