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Friends of the Freer|Sackler


Enjoy the Freer and Sackler Galleries through exclusive privileges reserved for Friends.

Join other Asian art lovers by becoming a member of the Friends of the Freer|Sackler, our distinguished group of contributors. As a Friend, you receive insider access to the museums as well as other special benefits to show our appreciation of your generous support. Qualifying contributions include membership for one full year and entitle two people to participate in all Friends events.

The federal government provides only 30 percent of the Freer and Sackler Galleries’ annual budget. We rely on Friends like you to support the museums.

Benefits
Each level of membership includes:

  • Subscription to the Friends monthly e-newsletter
  • Discounts in the Smithsonian’s museum shops and on a subscription to Orientations magazine
  • Priority reserved seating (if available) at concerts and films
  • An invitation to exhibition opening receptions for Friends only
  • Monthly insider opportunities, such as curator-led tours of exhibitions
  • An invitation to the Annual Friends Day and Dinner
  • An invitation to the Friends weekend in New York City during Asia Week

Learn about the various levels and benefits of Friends membership.

Membership

Join the Friends today or renew your membership online.

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Contact the Friends office

Please contact Whitney Kellaher at KellaherWJ@si.edu or 202.633.0520 with your questions about Friends membership.


Silk Road Society

Learn more about the Silk Road Society, a membership group for young professionals interested in Asian art.


The Friends Council

This dedicated group of Friends serves on the Freer|Sackler’s only fundraising advisory board.
Lisa Jorgenson, Co-Chair
Robin Berrington, Co-Chair
Steven Adkins
Christina Carr
Lucy Conboy
Ronald Costell
Christine Freidel
Helen Hsing
Nancy K. Mannes
Gale Awaya McCallum
Iris Miller
Larry Miller
May O'Brien
Susan Papadopoulos
David Rehfuss
Hedy Rehfuss
Dorothy Robins-Mowry
Martha Rosacker
Marsha Swiss
Heidi Werntz
Sidelle Wertheimer
David Yao
Penny Yao


The Friends Diplomatic Committee

The Friends Diplomatic Committee is an honorary committee of foreign ambassadors to the United States in Washington, DC.




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.