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Silk Road Society

Embark on a journey through Asia with the Silk Road Society, a dynamic group for young professionals (ages 21–40) at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Along with a deeper understanding of the wonders of Asia—from Istanbul to Tokyo—members receive special access to many of the museums' most popular offerings, plus discounts in the shops and at DC-area hotspots. Join other art enthusiasts in exploring 5,000 years of Asian art and culture, and discover one of our nation's most important cultural institutions.


Membership: $150 (Good for up to two people)

  • Invitations to member-only events, including curator-led tours, receptions at private residences, and visits to contemporary galleries
  • Behind-the-scenes access to F|S collections and storage vaults
  • Reserved seating at select films and performances in the Freer's Meyer Auditorium
  • Discounted tickets to the afterhours series Asia After Dark
  • Discounted tickets to an annual black-tie soiree
  • Community benefits, including discounts at local restaurants, yoga studios, and shops
  • Happy hours at local Asian eateries
  • 10 percent discount in the Sackler shop
  • $108 is tax deductible


Asia After Dark

Mix, mingle, and sip specialty cocktails while checking out musicians, performances, traditional cuisines, and Asian art and art activities. Silk Road Society members get free admission and have enhanced access.
Learn more about Asia After Dark »

Black-tie Soiree

Revel in black-tie at the Freer and Sackler's gala after-party for young professionals. Enjoy a dessert-and-dance extravaganza following an exciting exhibition opening event. Silk Road Society members can purchase tickets at a discounted price.
Learn more about the Gala After-Party Flock Together »

Meyer Auditorium Performances

The Freer and Sackler hosts a wide variety of exceptional films, dance troupes, and instrumentalists throughout the year. Silk Road Society members will have the opportunity to attend a pre-event reception and then gather as a group in reserved seating for a unique performance.

Community Partnerships

Silk Road Society membership provides exciting benefits at several D.C.-area hotspots. Stay tuned for more details!

List of Community Partnerships

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Questions about your membership or becoming a member? Please contact Whitney Kellaher at KellaherWJ@si.edu or 202.633.0520.


Ms. Kristin Csehill
Mr. Gregory Lawson
Mr. Navroop Mitter
Ms. Margalit Monroe
Ms. Ceren Ozer
Ms. Carly Pippin
Mr. Albert Ting 
Mr. Stephen Wong
Ms. Denise Wu

Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation. Learn more »