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Friends Trip to Iran

In January, the Friends visited the Freer Gallery's storage vault for an up-close viewing of Chinese lacquer and textiles. The tour was led by Daisy Wang, Chinese art specialist.

Upcoming Friends Events

For more information about or to RSVP to any of the Friends events listed here, please contact Angela Kelly, Membership Associate at 202.633.0502 or e-mail us.

Friends events

Thursday, May 1, 6:30-8:30 pm
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Enjoy an evening reception to celebrate the opening of the highly anticipated exhibition An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Remarks will be given by museum director Julian Raby. This is the first major exhibition of paintings and prints by James McNeill Whistler to be shown in the Sackler. The international loan exhibition is on view May 3 through August 17. 

A Collector's Eye: How Do You Get One?
Thursday, May 22, 7 pm 

Join Dr. Robert Feinberg, a former trustee of the Freer|Sackler and a longtime member of the Friends, for a special evening on collecting.  He and his wife Betsy have assembled one of the premier private collections of more than three hundred Japanese paintings from the Edo and Meiji periods. Following Dr. Feinberg's talk enjoy a reception in the Freer Gallery. 

For more information on the above events, please contact the External Affairs office at 202.633.0502.

The Friends Council

The Friends Council, the museums' only fundraising advisory board, welcomes your interest and support. Please call Jenn Ryan, Membership Manager, to learn more about the advisory board and how you can participate.

Nancy K. Mannes, Co-Chair
Penny Yao, Co-Chair

Robin Berrington
Ronald Costell and Marsha Swiss
Lisa Jorgenson
Stephanie and Eugene Lawson
Jane and Kenneth Lieberthal
Dickinson Miller
Iris and Larry Miller
Hedy and David Rehfuss
Dorothy Robins-Mowry
Heidi Werntz
Sidelle Wertheimer
Gail Yano
David Yao



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Questions about your membership or becoming a member? Please contact Laura Willumsen at email or 202.633.0549


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