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Friends of the Freer|Sackler Membership Levels

Qualifying contributions include membership for one calendar year and entitle two people to participate in all Friends events.

($) - denotes extra charge
(R) - reservation required



Patron Membership Levels and Benefits


PATRONS' CIRCLE ($1,500–$2,999)

The value of benefits is $325; the remainder is tax-deductible.

  • Subscription to the Friends monthly e-newsletter
  • One exhibition catalogue (selected by the museums)
  • 20 percent discount in the Sackler museum shop
  • 25 percent discount on a subscription to Orientations magazine
  • Priority reserved seating (if available) at concerts and films (R)
  • An invitation to exhibition opening receptions for Friends (R)
  • Monthly insider opportunities, such as curator-led tours of exhibitions (R)
  • An invitation to the Annual Friends Day and Dinner ($)
  • An invitation to participate in curator-led tours of museums and collections around the United States ($)

DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE ($3,000–$4,999)

The value of benefits is $555; the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy the privileges of the Patrons' Circle, plus:

  • An invitation to participate in curator-led international tours ($)
  • An invitation to New Acquisition Show and Tell, featuring the museums’ recently acquired objects (R)
  • An invitation to the Friends weekend in New York City during Asia Week (R)
  • An invitation to the Annual Friends Day and Dinner (R)
  • One additional exhibition catalogue (selected by the museums)

FOUNDERS' CIRCLE ($5,000–$9,999)

The value of benefits is $625; the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy the privileges of the Director's Circle, plus:

  • Prominent listing on donor panels displayed in both the Freer and the Sackler Galleries
  • A subscription to the scholarly journal Ars Orientalis
  • Discounted accommodations and dining at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC

SPONSORS' CIRCLE ($10,000–$19,999)

The value of Sponsors' Circle benefits is $725 and the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy the privileges of the Founders' Circle, plus:

  • A personalized tour of the collection and cocktails for you and four guests (upon request)

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE ($20,000 AND ABOVE)

Members of the Leadership Circle provide the Galleries with crucial funding for special projects that are identified by the museums’ director. Each year, members vote to apply a portion of the Leadership Circle's annual giving to one of these projects.
The value of benefits is $1,125; the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy all privileges of the Sponsors' Circle, plus:

  • An invitation to a dinner with the director and a curator of your choice
  • Recognition in all support materials for the project that is directly funded by your donation
  • An invitation to an annual dinner with members of the Board of Trustees


Associate Membership Levels and Benefits


CONTRIBUTORS’ CIRCLE ($250–$499)

The value of Contributors’ Circle benefits is $35 and the remainder is tax-deductible.

  • An invitation to one special event (R)
  • Priority reserved seating (if available) at select films (R)
  • One art publication
  • Subscription to curatorial and associates e-newsletters
  • 25 percent discount on a subscription to Orientations magazine
  • An advance invitation to annual gala

SUPPORTERS’ CIRCLE ($500–$1,499)

The value of benefits is $80; and the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy the privileges of the Contributors’ Circle, plus:

  • An invitation to one exhibition opening receptions for Friends (R)
  • An invitation to one curator-led exhibition tour (R)

Membership

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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.


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We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.