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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.

The Friends Council

The Friends Council, the museums' only fundraising advisory board, welcomes your interest and support.

Lisa Jorgenson, Co-Chair
Robin Berrington, Co-Chair
Steven Adkins
Lucy Conboy
Ronald Costell
Christine Freidel
Nancy Mannes
Gale Awaya McCallum
Dickinson Miller
Iris Miller
Larry Miller
May O'Brien
David Rehfuss
Hedy Rehfuss
Dorothy Robins-Mowry
Martha Rosacker
Marsha Swiss
Heidi Werntz
Sidelle Wertheimer
David Yao
Penny Yao



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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.